2018-08-23 / News Briefs

Battle of R.I. Ceremony

The annual observance of the anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island with special recognition to the First Rhode Island Regiment, the Black Regiment will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m., at Patriots Park. The regiment, was a contingent of slaves, freedmen and Native Americans who stopped the advances of the Hessian forces at the site on Aug. 29, 1778 during the Revolutionary War. Patriots Park is located at intersections of Routes 24 and 114. The event is hosted by the Newport County Branch of the NAACP.

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