Image: Officers of 2nd Rhode Island Infantry

29 05 2021
Capt. Beriah S. Brown, Co. H, Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F, Lt. Thomas Foy [ID’d as Fry], Co., H, 2nd RI Infantry Courtesy of Library of Congress

Title: Camp Brightwood, D.C.–Contrabands in 2nd R.I. Camp

Date Created/Published: [between 1861 and 1865]

Medium: 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount: albumen; 10×6 cm.

Summary: Capt. B.S. Brown (left); Lt. John P. Shaw, Co. F 2nd Regt. Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (center); and Lt. Fry (right) with African American men and boy.

John P. Shaw Contributed by Rob Grandhamp

John P. Shaw Contributed by Rob Grandchamp

Beriah S. Brown at Ancestry

Beriah S. Brown at Fold3

Beriah S. Brown at FindAGrave

John P. Shaw at Ancestry

John P. Shaw at Fold3

John P. Shaw at FindAGrave

John P. Shaw info in this post

Thomas Foy at Ancestry

Thomas Foy at Fold3

Thomas Foy’s Sword

2nd Rhode Island Roster

Image: Pvt. Joshua Perry Clarke, Co. F, 1st Rhode Island Infantry

28 05 2021
Pvt. Joshua Perry Clarke, Co. F, 1st Rhode Island Infantry Contributed by Rob Grandchamp

Joshua Perry Clarke at

Joshua Perry Clarke at Fold3

Joshua Perry Clarke at FindAGrave

Joshua Perry Clarke Bio Sketch

Image: Pvt. Charles E. Douglas, Co. A, First Rhode Island Infantry

19 05 2021


Pvt. Charles E. Douglas, Co. A, 1st Rhode Island Infantry. Contributed by Rob Grandchamp


Pvt. Charles E. Douglas, Co. A, 1st Rhode Island Infantry. Contributed by Rob Grandchamp

Charles E. Douglas at Ancestry

Charles E. Douglas at Fold3

Charles E. Douglas at FindAGrave

Bio Sketch of Charles E. Douglas (1)

Bio sketch of Charles E. Douglas (2)

Image: Corp. Thomas Frederick “Fred” Brown, Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery

18 05 2021

Corp. T. “Fred” Brown, Bty. A, 1st RI Light Arty. Contributed by Rob Grandchamp


T. Fred Brown at Ancestry

T. Fred Brown at Fold3

T. Fred Brown at FindAGrave

Bio sketch of T. Fred Brown

Image: Lt. George Hunter Carmical, Co. A, 7th Georgia Infantry

17 05 2021


Lt. George Hunter Carmical, Co. A, 7th Georgia Infantry (Contributed by Rick Allen)

George Hunter Carmical at Ancestry

George Hunter Carmical at Fold3

George Hunter Carmical at FindAGrave

George Hunter Carmical Bio Sketch 

A Few Charleston Civil War Sites April, 2021

4 05 2021

Here are a few photos from James Island I took while on my recent trip to Charleston, S.C.  Click the images for larger versions. I apologize for the format – still trying to figure out WordPress’s “new” editor, and it’s clumsy. Next post I think I’ll just insert thumbnails.

Secessionville Manor, a short boat ride from my brother’s dock. The impressive dwelling and grounds played a role in the 1862 battle of the same name.


Morris Island Lighthouse, a longer boat ride. The lighthouse can orient you in the general direction of the site of Ft. or Battery Wagner, now under water. And the lighthouse was designed at least in part by First Bull Run first-shot-firer, Peter Conover Hains. There is an active preservation group working on the lighthouse, and you can learn more about it here.


Monuments and displays at the Ft. Lamar Heritage Preserve. (EDIT: I did not notice the vandalism until I posted these photos.)



These are self explanatory, and are found in the yard of the James Island Presbyterian Church.