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The Battle of Rhode Island Association
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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Recently the Battle of Rhode Island Association announced a new web partnership with RI Publications Society. The Rhode Island Publications Society (RIPS) is a nonprofit educational and cultural foundation incorporated in 1981 under Rhode Island law to publish and distribute works relating to Rhode Island’s history, economy, and cultural life.
The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) was awarded a $5,000 grant from BankNewport. The funds will go toward funding our speaker series throughout the State that highlights Rhode Island’s significant contributions to the American Revolution.
Estimates have appeared in print for generations that 3,000 to 5,000 Black soldiers served in the American military in the Revolution.
The coming of the Revolutionary War brought a host of challenges to the upstart colonies, chief among them was a lack of weapons and ammunition that would be used to defend communities against attack as well as weaponize the militias and Continental Army that were sent to fight the War of Independence.
Privilege & Preservation: The Reverend Doctor Roderick Terry, “An Apostolic son of a millionaire” & the Historical Landscape of Rhode Island
An original article written and researched by Michael J. Simpson which tells the story of Reverend Dr. Roderick Terry and his vision for Butts Hill Fort and the legacy of the Battle of Rhode Island.
Touro Synagogue a National Historic Site in Newport, Rhode Island announces new Virtual Tour.