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

Butts Hill Fort

 
 
Butts Hill Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Butts Hill Fort Marker
The remote location of the marker has made it easy prey to vandalism.
Inscription.
These fortifications erected by the British 1777 were occupied by the Americans 1778, becoming the island base of the Continental Army under General Sullivan in the Battle of Rhode Island.
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.
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Dedicated to posterity
by the
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
Butts Hill Fort Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Butts Hill Fort Marker
Continental troops under Maj. Gen. John Sullivan made a stand here at Butts Hill Fort against British troops commanded by Maj. Gen. Frederich Wilhelm von Lossberg during the August 29, 1778 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. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Butts Hill Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Marker on Butts Hill
Site of the Butts Hill Fort Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Site of the Butts Hill Fort
Butts Hill Fort Fortifications Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Butts Hill Fort Fortifications
These fortifications still exist near the marker on Butts Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,118 times since then. 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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