The Battle of Rhode Island Association

13th Continental Regiment

Reorganized and commissioned in 1992 by the town of Rehoboth for our 350th anniversary celebrations, in 1993, the unit provided military support for the “reclamation” or “takeover” ceremonies of the original Rehoboth township which encompassed the following communities: Attleboro, North Attleboro, Seekonk, and Swansea, Mass., Cumberland, Pawtucket, East Providence, Barrington, Warren and Bristol, R.I.. The members of the Company were all town committee members for Rehoboth’s Revolutionary War Encampment and Battle held October, 1993.

Since our founding, we have taken part in numerous parades, ceremonies, encampments, and battle re-enactments for various communities. The present recreated group portrays the original 1774 unit in civilian dress, accoutrements and firearms. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate with the unit as musketmen, drummers and fifers.

In 1995, the unit was incorporated as a non-profit, educational organization by it’s present members, and has joined such organized groups such as the Continental Line, The Burning of the Valleys Military Association, Inc., The Living History Association and a proud member of the Commanders Round Table. The Continental Line is a body of Revolutionary War re-enacting groups such as ours dedicated to living history education. The unit is always looking for new members.