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The Battle of Rhode Island (Part II)

(This essay was originally published as “Recounting the Battle of Rhode Island,” by the Newport Daily News on August 29, 2018.) (Note: This is the second of two essays, celebrating the 240th anniversary of the battle.) The American victory in … Continue reading

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The Battle of Rhode Island (Part I)

(This essay was originally published as “Recounting the Battle of Rhode Island” by the Newport Daily News on August 28, 2018.) (Note: This is the first of two essays, celebrating the 240th anniversary of the battle.) Beginning with the Sugar … Continue reading

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July 10, 1777: Patriot Raid Captures British General Prescott

(This essay, abridged, was originally published as “An Enterprise Against the Enemy,” by the Newport Daily News on July 8, 2017.) Two hundred forty years ago, a band of American soldiers, led by Lt. Col. William Barton, conducted a daring … Continue reading

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British and Hessian Forces Occupy Newport, Island

(This essay was originally published as “Dec. 8, 1776: Newport Invaded,” on December 8, 2016, by the Newport Daily News.) Two hundred and forty years ago today, British and Hessian forces landed and occupied Aquidneck Island, beginning a nearly three-year … Continue reading

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