Image: Lt. Col. Joseph Story Pitman, First Rhode Island Infantry

11 09 2022
Carte de visite by Mathew B. Brady of Washington, D.C. Joseph Story Pitman, an 1839 Brown University graduate and lawyer, had raised a company of volunteers during the Mexican War, concluding his service in 1848 as major of the 14th U.S. Infantry. He became the lieutenant colonel of the Rhode Islanders in 1861, and led one group of 500 men to Washington (Burnside led the rest). Sent home on detached duty in June 1861, he missed Bull Run. He died in 1883 as a brigadier general in the state’s militia. (Courtesy of Military Images Magazine/Rick Carlile Collection)

Joseph Story Pitman at Ancestry

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Joseph Story Pitman at FindAGrave


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