Rhode Island sent 21,000 men to the Union Army in the Civil War. It was represented at the Battle of Gettysburg by almost 1,000 men in an infantry regiment and five artillery batteries. (see the States at Gettysburg) There are only four monuments to Rhode Island units on the battlefield, as Batteries C and G of the 1st Rhode Island Artillery were in reserve with the Sixth Corps and did not erect monuments on the battlefield.

Monument to Rhode Island's Battery A at Gettysburg Monument to Rhode Island's Battery B at Gettysburg
Monument to Rhode Island's Battery E at Gettysburg Monument to the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry at Getttysburg