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Amid Horrors of 1864, R.I. Soldier Perseveres

Through the battles, death, mud and misery of 1864, Elisha Hunt Rhodes, a Civil War soldier from the village of Pawtuxet, Cranston, was sustained by his indomitably positive spirit, a deep religious faith, and a firm commitment to the Union … Continue reading

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Rhodes Remains “All for the Union”

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on December 31, 2013, as “Despite hardships, soldier remained ‘for the Union.’”) The year 1863 was filled with mud, battles, hunger, comradeship, and firmness in commitment to God and country for … Continue reading

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Elisha Hunt Rhodes, as Officer, Sees Action at Antietam and Fredericksburg

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on December 17, 2012, as “Soldier’s Words Still Haunting.”  The second half of 1862, 150 years ago, saw some momentous events in the life of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, a Civil … Continue reading

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It Is “All for the Union”

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News, July 26 & 27, 2012, as “R.I. Soldier Was Driven by Sense of Duty,” and “Faith in God, Union Kept Soldier Alive.” Highlighted in Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, The Civil … Continue reading

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