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T.M. Aldrich

T.M. Aldrich

Federal (USV)


Thomas M. Aldrich

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From North Providence, he mustered as Private, Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Battery in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He served with the Battery until the end of his term, and mustered out on 17 June 1864.

After the War

He wrote the Battery History in 1904.

References & notes

Basic information from his own History1, source of his picture, and Dyer.2


1   Aldrich, Thomas M., The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865, Providence: Snow & Farnham, Printers, 1904, pg. 139, etc.  [AotW citation 18661]

2   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 741  [AotW citation 18662]