This page is dedicated to the memory of Captain Elisha Dyer Sr., 10th RIVI, and also to 4th Sergeant Elisha Dyer Jr., The 1st R.I. Battery, RIM. Both men, father and son, who served the State of Rhode Island as soldiers in the Civil War: As officers in the Rhode Island State Militia; as RI Governors; as Adjutant Generals Commanding the Rhode Island Militia State Guard (forerunner to the R.I. National Guard); plus Elisha Dyer Jr's. additional service as Mayor of the City of Providence to his death in 1903. The Images (Above) illustrate Elisha Dyer, Sr. (with Burnside style whiskers); Elisha Dyer, Jr. (with handle-bar mustache); The Dyer Family Memorial in Roger Williams Park, Providence; The Cranston Street Armory at Cranston & Dexter Streets in Providence (Built by Elisha Dyer, Jr., once the location of "Dexter Field" where Battery A, the 1st & 2nd RI Volunteer Infantry trained for the Civil War); Two views of Providence City Hall (circa 1880s with the Grand Rhode Island Civil War "Soldiers and Sailors Monument" in front); The Rhode Island State House (and the symbol of the State-“The Independent Man”); A 1903 souvenir commemorative spoon (of Governor Elisha Dyer, Jr.), The Dyer Family Grave Site in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence; The Governor William Sprague, Arnold's Battery A, 1st Regiment R.I. Light Artillery “Bull Run Cannon” (in the R.I. State House, built by Elisha Dyer, Jr.); and the SUVCW Camp symbol of RI SUVCW "Elisha Dyer Camp No.7". The RI GAR Civil War Veterans of Arnold Post No.4 and Brown Post No. 25 and their sons, who founded RI SUVCW Elisha Dyer Camp No.7 in 1909, named Camp 7 after both Elisha Dyers to symbolize the relationship between fathers and sons, and preserve the memory of Elisha Dyer Senior and Junior for all time.
Huzah, to the "Grand Old Fellows in Blue" !
”Lest We Forget”
This site is designed by: Gregg Mierka,
Past R.I. Dept. SUVCW Commander, 1994-2000
C/O The RI Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library
762 Dyer Ave. Cranston, R.I.
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