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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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Katherine Wormeley Fills Important Role in Civil War

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News as “Comfort for casualties of battle,” February 27, 2013.)         Newport’s own Katharine (also spelled Katherine) Prescott Wormeley took an active role in public affairs throughout her life, founding the Girls … Continue reading

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The Civil War’s Most Accomplished Newporter

(This essay was originally published on June 27, 2012, in the Newport Daily News as “Newport’s Gen. Stevens exemplified courage.”) The most famous Newporter of the Civil War was of Newport but not from Newport. Isaac Ingalls Stevens was born … Continue reading

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