Friday, August 29, 2014

Revolutionary War Engagement Near Newport

From a Visit to Grand-papa: Or, A Week at Newport:

"...fought between Quaker Hill and Butts' Hill....".

29 August 1778 letter written at Butts' Hill transcribed on this site.

The Battle of Rhode Island:

"During the night of August 28th and 29th the Americans effected a most orderly retreat toward the north end of the island, although even then ardent hopes were entertained that upon the reappearance of D'Estaing active siege operations could be resumed."

"The main portion of the army encamped on Butt's hill...".

"Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene commanded the right wing...command of the left wing of the army was given to Gen. Lafayette."

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