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Middletown in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Prescott’s Headquarters

 
 
Prescott’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Prescott’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription.
In this house
the British General Prescott
was taken prisoner
on the night of July 9, 1777
by Lieutenant-Colonel Barton
of the Rhode Island Line.

 
Erected 1933 by State of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 41° 33.193′ N, 71° 17.415′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on West Main Road (Rhode Island Route 114), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located at Prescott Farm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2009 West Main Road, Middletown RI 02842, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green End Fort (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Black Regiment (approx. 3.7 miles away); The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. 3.7 miles away); Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens (approx. 4 miles away); Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 4.2 miles away); Garden of New England (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Rhode Island   1778 (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Prescott’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Prescott’s Headquarters Marker
British General Prescott commanded 4,000 troops during the British occupation of Aquidneck Island. He used the house of Loyalist John Overing as his headquarters in the country. On July 10, 1777, 30 men under the command of American Colonel William Barton came down from Tiverton in longboats, captured Prescott, and brought him back to their camp without firing a shot.
Prescott’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Prescott’s Headquarters Marker
Prescott’s Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Prescott’s Headquarters Marker
Windmill at Prescott Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Windmill at Prescott Farm
This historic 1812 windmill is one of the exhibits at Prescott Farm.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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