Position of French Ships.
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BoRIA Commemorative Coin #5
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Our fifth Commemorative Coin, depicting a soldier of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, is now available for purchase in honor of Black History Month!
1st Rhode Island Regiment at the Battle of Yorktown
New Timeline of the Formation and Service of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment
Check out our new timeline written by historian Robert A. Geake in honor of Black History Month which follows the creation and action of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment during the Revolutionary War!
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A map showing the Patriot's retreat to Tiverton from Butts Hill

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The Battle of Rhode Island Association

The Mission of BoRIA is to raise awareness of Rhode Island’s unique Revolutionary War history, particularly that pertaining to the Rhode Island Campaign and Butts Hill Fort in order to support restoration and maintenance of the Fort.

This website launched on the Anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island - August 29, 1778. BoRIA will be adding both more information and features to the website over the next 6 months.

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Hopes and Disappointments Lafayette Recalls the Rhode Island Campaign

“Lafayette, on his visit to Rhode Island in 1824 told the late Mr. Zachariah Allen as he
rode with him in a carriage across the border from Connecticut – ‘In this state I have experienced
more sudden and extreme alternations of hopes and disappointments than during all the
vicissitudes of the American war.’”