The Battle of Rhode Island Association
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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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Stanton Hazard, Feared Loyalist Privateer Captain
Stanton Hazard was born on January 8, 1743, into the prominent Hazard family of King’s (later Washington) County. He moved to Newport and, as with many young men, he took to the sea.
Rhode Island Militia Battles the Dreaded British Captain James Wallace on Prudence Island
The American Revolution was fought from Maine to Illinois, hundreds of military encounters occurring in what eventually became the United States of America. Among those events were two skirmishes on Prudence Island, a large island in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, on January 12 and January 13, 1776.
The French Depart Newport
Lieutenant General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau (1725–1807) did not simply wake up on the morning of June 18, 1781 and order his army of more than 6,000 men to break camp and begin their march south.
Ambassador George Krol joins the Battle of Rhode Island Association as a Director
The Battle of Rhode Island Association recently announced the addition of retired U.S. Ambassador George Krol as a Director representing the Middletown Historical Society.
Battle of Rhode Island Association receives $10,000 grant from Americana Corner
Battle of Rhode Island Association is proud to announce that we’ve been selected as a 2023 @AmericanaCorner Preserving America Grant Program recipient!
Book Release: Journal of a French Quartermaster on the March to Yorktown June 16 – October 6, 1781; Translated & Annotated by Norman Desmarais
Book Release: Journal of a French Quartermaster on the March to Yorktown June 16 – October 6, 1781