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
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route and the Battle of Rhode Island Association fund Dr. Robert Selig’s translation of Comte de Rochambeau’s Orderly Book
W3R-US and BoRIA commissioned Dr. Robert A. Selig to translate sections of the Comte de Rochambeau’s Livre d’ordre, the Orderly Book.
Life on Aquidneck Island during the British Occupation, 1776-1779
Aquidneck Island today is a truly beautiful island with remarkable natural beauty: the ocean, the beaches, sea breezes, meadows and marshlands, the ubiquitous fieldstone walls, and the many open spaces and farmlands in Portsmouth and Middletown.
Why Newport Scorned the French 1780
One would expect that a country that had been at war for five years would welcome its first ally with open arms.
<br>A French Duel in Newport
There were five or six duels fought in General Rochambeau’s army, three of them in Newport, Rhode Island in 1780 and 1781.
The Battle of Rhode Island: An Impressive Performance by the American Army
The largest battle of the Revolutionary War in New England was well-fought by the Continentals.
The French Soldiers Commemorated at the North Burial Ground in Providence
A large granite monument in the North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island commemorates the French soldiers who died in Providence between 1780 and 1783.