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.
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.
“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.
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.
British Soldiers in Rhode Island, December 1776 – October 1779
One day in September 1778 John Hopwood was hard at work. The thirty-five-year-old native of Hutton, a village in the eastern part of Yorkshire a few miles from the coast, was a butcher, but at the age of twenty-eight had chosen a different career – he enlisted in the British army, in the 54th Regiment of Foot.
Patriots at Rest in Newport!
Some people die participating in the war and others are fortunate to return to their prewar lives. At some point they all die.
The Potter/Dean – Narragansett Tavern House Wickford (North Kingston), Rhode Island
The village’s most prominent house wright, Robert Potter purchased this parcel of land from his frequent business associate Samuel Bissell.
Captain Thomas Cole
This early colonial was constructed for Samuel Phillips in 1773 on land he purchased from his relation Richard Phillips the year before.
The Newtown (Wickford) Rangers
The Newtown Rangers were made up of boys too young and men too old to serve in the armies of the Revolution.