Memorial to Black Soldiers

Memorial to Black Soldiers
RI Hwy 24 & West Main Road
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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Phone: 401-222-2632
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Website: http://www.memorialdayfoundation.org/new-york/black-soldiers-of-the-1st-rhode-island-regiment-war-memorial.html

On August 29, 1778, during the Battle of Rhode Island the First Rhode Island Regiment, comprised primarily of black soldiers, made a gallant stand which thwarted a British attempt to flank the American line centered on Butts Hill Fort.

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Region: Newport County
Guide Category: Heritage- Historic Sites
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