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George Washington’s Thoughts on the Battle of Rhode Island

What was George Washington’s view of the Battle of Rhode Island? Read our new article by Gloria Schmidt to learn what our first president thought!
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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Fill out the form at the bottom of any our articles to enter! New prizes added every month. This month's prize is a BoRIA baseball cap and T-shirt.
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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The American Revolution provides heroes like almost no other event in American history. In a society where most of us live in comfort, with good medical care and remedies for what ails us, we recognize the sacrifices the people of the eighteenth century made for the cause of American liberty and, eventually, to build a new nation.