“Roderick the Magnificent” – Saving Butts Hill Fort and Fort Barton
Roderick Terry was a preservationist responsible for saving Butts Hill Fort and Fort Barton.
Resources on The Battle of Rhode Island and Revolutionary Rhode Island
This is an annotated list of sources on the Battle of Rhode Island.
Archeologic Assessment at Butts Hill Fort Released
Archaeological Report on Butts Hill Fort is released.
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.
The Battle of Rhode Island
This overview of the Battle of Rhode Island argues that the battle is important to us because it was fought here.
Local enslaved men fought in Revolutionary War
For centuries, many towns failed to acknowledge the contributions of Black soldiers in the War of Independence. Only in 2021 were Jamestown slaves first identified by public historian Peter Fay and honored by the town. They had been sold to the rebel government and promised their freedom for serving.