This is an historic Goblet and Captain Fry was beloved by the regiment. Therefor we are including one of the many books on this unit which also mentions this very mug. An all-African-American volunteer regiment, the 14. Rhode Island Heavy Artillery served honorably during the Civil War.In 1862, under pressure from African Americans who wished to fight but were denied the opportunity, the War Department announced that states could form regiments consisting entirely of colored citizens. Eventually, 179,000 African Americans would serve in the Army, with 19,000 more in the Navy. Rhode Island Governor James Smith obtained permission on July 19, 1863, to enlist and organize a colored company of heavy artillery. Due to the high volume of volunteers, the proposed company instead became a regiment of twelve companies. RI consisted of nearly 1,800 men, recruited from Rhode Island, Connecticut, and other northern states. Seventy-seven white officers also joined the regiment. RIs First Battalion was ordered to Louisiana, soon joined by the Second and Third. Historical Black American Civil War Union Goblet. By Gorham with the proper mark.
Rhode Island 14th Regiment Heavy Artillery (Colored). Civil War's beloved leader of the 14th Rhode Island.
Important Union Memorabilia belonging to Thomas. Rhode Island 14th Regiment Heavy Artillery Colored. The 1893 book (Classic Re-print) that describes in detail this trophy and CW Fry will accompany this sale.
We will offer a substantial discount on any of our Civil War Silver if you are a non-profit historical. The item "Rhode Island 14th Regiment Heavy Artillery Colored Gorham Union Civil War Goblet" is in sale since Thursday, August 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "heritage-collection" and is located in West Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped to United States.