Image: Capt. Peter Simpson, Jr., Co. K, 1st Rhode Island Infantry

10 09 2022
Carte de visite by Mathew B. Brady of Washington, D.C. Col. Peter Simpson, Jr., of the Woonsocket Guards. Born in Canada, Simpson had moved to Woonsocket as a teenager and found work in the local mills. He later joined the Guards, and rose through the ranks to serve as its colonel. When the war began, the Guards were activated for duty in the 1st as Company K, with Simpson as captain. He commanded the company at Bull Run and garnered praise for his bravery. He mustered out with the rest of the regiment at the end of its 90 days service. He became a successful cotton mill owner, and died in 1889. His wife and two children survived him. (Courtesy of Military Images Magazine/Rick Carlile Collection)

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