Spirit of ’76 in Rhode Island
Author: Benjamin Cowell
Published: 2012 reprint of 1850 original
The principal distinction of this work is that it provides authoritative lists of officers and men with references to rank, regiment, dates of service, and money due. It is the very best published evidence of Rhode Islanders’ participation in the War. In addition to the valuable rolls of officers and men, Cowell provides a history of Rhode Island in the Revolution, a survey of legislation affecting the Rhode Island war effort, and biographies of prominent Rhode Island officers.