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Federal (USV)


Patrick Larkin

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From Smithfield, he mustered as Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Battery B on 12 August 1864, and mustered out with them on 12 June 1865 in Providence.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer1 and his wound from Aldrich.2


1   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, pp. 750, 780  [AotW citation 18677]

2   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. 143  [AotW citation 18678]