August 29th, 1778 - 7 PM to 3 AM

Both Forces Retire to Their Lines

There was sporadic artillery fire and light skirmishing.  Musket and Cannon shots were heard for seven hours.  The Battle of Rhode Island was basically over.  The soldiers were hungry and exhausted.  The British buried American dead on Quaker Hill and off of West Road.  British wounded were transported in carts and carriages to military hospitals in Newport.