Civil War

Soldiers And Sailors Monument

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Providence memorializes the 1,727 Rhode Islanders who lost their lives in the Civil War. This includes the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored); a plaque added later also acknowledges the famous 1st Rhode Island Regiment who gained their freedom by fighting against the British during the Revolution. Surrounding …

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Emancipation Proclamation Sesquicentennial

January 1st marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The National Archives in Washington D.C. is hosting a series of events including Watch Night festivities and an opportunity to view the original document. A tradition began Dec. 31, 1862, as many black churches held Watch Night services, awaiting word that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation would …

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