Samuel Greene Arnold


Samuel Greene Arnold Famous memorial

Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 14 Feb 1880 (aged 58)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Group 85, Location L
Memorial ID 6844480 View Source

US Senator. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island prior to the Civil War, and was a member of the 1861 Peace Convention that attempted to stave off the impending conflict. He facilitated the raising of a 3-month enlistment Light Artillery Battery for the Union Army, which he led until it was mustered into Federal service under Captain (and later Brevet Brigadier General) Charles H. Tompkins. He served on the staff of Governor William Sprauge with the rank of Colonel until he was elected as a Senator from Rhode Island to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator James F. Simmons, serving from December 1862 to March 1863. He later became a prominent Rhode Island Historian, and served as President of the Rhode Island Historical Society from 1868 to 1880.

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 10 Oct 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Greene Arnold (12 Apr 1821–14 Feb 1880), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6844480, citing Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .