G.A.R. Ribbon with General Burnside - Inventory number: VET 143
Company "K" 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Woonsocket, R.I. - 1888
Cream ribbon with blue writing 7"x 2 1/8".
The 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment was originally called the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia. It was organized in Rhode Island in April 1861 and moved to Washington, D. C.. It was attached to Ambrose Burnside's Brigade in Irvin McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia on July 16 after duty at Camp Sprague in the defense of Washington. The regiment advanced on Manassas, Virginia on July 16–21, seeing action at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21. It left Washington, D. C. for home on July 25 and mustered out on August 2, 1861. During its service, the regiment lost a total of 25 men.
Inventory Number: VET 143