Identified Civil War Rhode Island Sgt. Chevrons
Pair of Infantry Sergeant chevrons worn by John R. Allen, Co I, 10th Rhode Island Infantry from Providence, RI. Sgt. Allen mustered in 5/26/1862 and mustered out 9/1/1862.
Includes a pair of uniform removed Sgt. Chevrons, a worn needle book and a hand written note. The note reads on one side
“Needle book made by sister Almira for Wm and afterwards given to me on my departure for the War & carried by me while soldiering and proved to be very useful. The outside cover is worn off.”
The paragraph on the back is unrelated but seems to relate to a legal matter. But penciled below that is
New Sergeant stripes placed on my arms and worn home.”
Regards the 10th Rhode Island, the Adjutant General. Register of Volunteers reads
"During its term of service, it held an exposed position, in a chain of forts and batteries, protecting the Capital on the west and north, relieving older troops for active service in the field. Certainly, no regiment ever left the State more promptly in response to the Governor's call, and no regiment hastened to the rescue of the Capital under a more solemn sense of duty."