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“Died in the Service of his Country:” A New Look at Rhode Island Civil War Death Records
2 years ago

“Died in the Service of his Country:” A New Look at Rhode Island Civil War Death Records

Civil War historians have long been citing that 620,000 American soldiers, North and South, died in the Civil War. In 2012, however, Dr. David Hacker of Binghamton University, using the …
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Vampires in Exeter? The Gruesome Tale of Mercy L. and Edwin A. Brown
2 years ago

Vampires in Exeter? The Gruesome Tale of Mercy L. and Edwin A. Brown

No doubt about it, at this time of year, South County’s most famous brother and sister have to be Mercy and Edwin Brown. One hundred and twenty-three years after their …
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The French Soldiers Commemorated at the North Burial Ground in Providence
2 years ago

The French Soldiers Commemorated at the North Burial Ground in Providence

A large granite monument (see fig. 1) in the North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island (at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 1) and Branch Avenue) commemorates the …
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