At the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, we have artist Frank Quagan’s rendition of “Varnum’s Black Regiment”, the integrated 1st Rhode Island Regiment formed during the American Revolutionary War.
At the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, we now have the Springfield rifle carried by African American, Isaac J. Winters, of Company F 43rd U.S. Colored Troops during the American Civil War. He fought heroically in — and survived despite being wounded — some of the War’s most horrific combat.
This past December 17th, we marked the 238th birthday of General James Mitchell Varnum. This year, the Varnum Continentals observe the 110th anniversary of our founding: all in all, a pretty rich history. So, for the benefit of our new members and as a refresher for all Varnum members, let’s take a look at one […]