Privilege & Preservation: The Reverend Doctor Roderick Terry, “An Apostolic son of a millionaire” & the Historical Landscape of Rhode Island
An original article written and researched by Michael J. Simpson which tells the story of Reverend Dr. Roderick Terry and his vision for Butts Hill Fort and the legacy of the Battle of Rhode Island.
2000 attend dedication of Butts Hill Fort in August of 1923.
On Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 am, the Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) in partnership with the Portsmouth Historical Society (PHS) will mark 100 years since Dr. Roderick […]
John K. Robertson, Ph.D., is a Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with 23 years of service and served on the faculty at West Point. Recorded May 1st in Bristol RI
Fascines and Gabions were the building blocks of Revolutionary War fort construction.
The Orderly Book for the 1st RI Regiment gives us an idea of what was happening at Butts Hill as the Americans set up camp.
The Battle of Rhode Island Association is proud to announce our web partnership with the Artillery Company of Newport. Chartered in 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly during the reign of King George II of Great Britain, the Artillery Company today is a ceremonial unit of the Rhode Island Militia, Council of Historic Military Commands.
Historian John K. Robertson knows about Rhode Island’s fortifications. All of them. Every single one. He spent decades searching for them.
Portsmouth, RI. The Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee is seeking volunteers for our second Spring Cleanup on Saturday April 15th (rain date is April 16th). It starts at 9 AM […]
On Tuesday February 7th at 1:00 pm, Battle Of Rhode Island Association Grant Advisor Dr. Murray Norcross Jr., MD, MPH will deliver a speech detailing the importance of Butts Hill […]