Disposition of British French and American Forces Aquidneck Island French Map August 1778 (Library of Congress)

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.
A map showing the Patriot's retreat to Tiverton from Butts Hill

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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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Reynolds House, Bristol

Lafayette Stayed Here!

Lafayette’s stay in Rhode Island during the Siege of Newport and the Battle of Rhode Island was just the first time the general came to the state.