Military register of Company B, 2nd Regiment, R.I. Volunteers
The 2nd Regiment Infantry was organized in Providence during June of 1861. The 2nd Rhode Island left Providence for Washington, D.C. on June 19, 1861 where they remained until July 16. The 2nd Rhode Island participated in the First Battle of Bull Run and guarded the defenses of Washington, D.C. The 2nd Rhode Island also saw action at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, Chancellorsville and other major campaigns and battles.