Portsmouth in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Butts Hill Fort
They are now consecrated to the immortal memory of those brave men who upon
August 29, 1778.
withstood the assaults of the more numerous, highly trained British Army under General Pigot.
Dedicated to posterity
Newport Historical Society
August 29, 1923.
Erected 1923 by Newport Historical Society.
Location. 41° 36.909′ N, 71° 15.03′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Fort Street south of Sprague Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth RI 02871, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Rhode Island 1778 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Garden of New England (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portsmouth Compact (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. one mile away); The 1st Rhode Island Regiment and the Battle of Rhode Island (approx. one mile away); The Black Regiment (approx. one mile away); W 3 R (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Barton (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
Also see . . . The Battle of Rhode Island.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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