Learn about the Revolutionary War in Rhode Island, including the Siege of Newport, the Battle of Rhode Island and Butts Hill Fort.

Turkey Hill Kiosk

Turkey Hill

At 8 AM the British forces under the command of Von Der Malsburg chased Col. John Laurens and his American troops. There were skirmishes up West (Main) Road as the two sides made contact.

Banister's and Dudley's Redoubts, Fage map of Newport in 1778

The Mackenzie Diaries

Frederick Mackenzie’s Diary is a valuable source for information on the British Occupation of Rhode Island (Aquidneck Island). He began writing his diary in 1748…