Elisha Hunt Rhodes, American soldier. Member Massachusetts Commandery Loyal Legion; Member National Committee Gettysburg Celebration, 1913. Past Master and Past Grand Master of.
Rhodes, Elisha Hunt was born on March 21, 1842 in Pawtuxet, Cranston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Elisha Hunt and Eliza Ann (Chace) Rhodes.
Public schools and commercial academic.
Collector United States internal revenue, 1875-1885. Assessor of taxes, Providence, June, 1885-1913, ex-chairman of board. Republican. Deacon Central Baptist Church, Providence.
Superintendent S.S. for many years until retired, 1902. President Home for Aged Men and Aged Couples. Director Old Colony Cooperative Bank.
Private 2d Rhode Island Volumes, June, 1861. Corporal Company D, June 5, 1861. Sergeant-major, March 1, 1862.
Second lieutenant, July 24, 1862. First lieutenant, March 2, 1863. Commanded Company B, May 1-November 7, 1863.
Adjunct 2d Rhode Island Volumes, November 7, 1864. Captain, May 5, 1864. Commanded regiment, June 6-July 28, 1865.
Bvtd. major United States.V., December 5, 1864, “for gallant conduct at battle of Winchester,” September 19, 1864. Lieutenant-colonel 2d Rhode Island Volumes, January 31, 1865. Bvtd. colonel United States.V., April 2, 1865, “for gallant conduct before Petersburg,” April 2, 1865.
Colonel 2d Rhode Island Volumes, July 13, 1865. Discharged July 28, 1865. Brig.-general Rhode Island Militia, June 25, 1879.
Retired March 21, 1892. Commander Prescott Post Northern 1, G.A.R., 1867. Commander Department of Rhode Island, 1873-1874.
Senior vice-commander-in-chief G.A.R., 1877.
Member Massachusetts Commandery Loyal Legion. Member National Committee Gettysburg Celebration, 1913. Past Master and Past Grand Master of.
Married Caroline Pearce Hunt, of Cranston, Rhode Island, June 12, 1866.