The Battle of Rhode Island Association

Revolutionary War Defenses in Rhode Island (Lecture)

John K. Robertson, Ph.D.,

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The Battle of Rhode Island Association  has joined together with the Bristol Historic & Preservation Society, to bring a lecture by John K. Robertson, Ph.D., Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The lecture is based on his new book “Revolutionary War Defenses in Rhode Island.” The book was a 10-year research effort and contains almost 300 maps and plans showing defensive fortifications along most of the coast of Narragansett Bay and southern Rhode Island. Many of the maps are of fortifications on Aquidneck Island, which was occupied during the Revolutionary War at various times by the Americans, British, and French. Recorded May 1st, Rogers Free Library, Bristol RI.  Video from Crystal Ship Productions. 


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