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

Green End Fort

 
 
Green End Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Green End Fort Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1777
by
the English
for
the defence
of Newport

The gift of
----------
W. W. Sherman
J. N. Brown
H. Brown
F. S. Barker
S. P. Barker

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 41° 30.264′ N, 71° 17.621′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Vernon Street east of Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located at the eastern end of Vernon Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Memorial Tower (approx. one mile away); Maj. Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oliver Hazard Perry (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Tree of Liberty (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cliff Walk (approx. 1.4 miles away); Great Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away); White Horse Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Militia Common (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Green End Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Green End Fort Marker
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 The Battle of Rhode Island. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Fort Misidentified
The fort on Vernon ave. was miss marked in 1924 as a British Fort (Card's Redoubt) which is about 825 feet to the North. The Vernon Ave. fort was built in 1780 by the RI Militia and the French under Rochambeau for the St. Onge regiment. Ref. Newport History, No 161 Winter 1976 Vol49. Published by Newport Historical Society.

Dr. Kenneth M. Walsh PhD. Middletown Historical Society
mailto:kwalsh4@mindspring.com
    — Submitted January 14, 2014.
 
Green End Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Green End Fort Marker
Green End Fort on Vernon Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Green End Fort on Vernon Ave.
Green End Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Green End Fort Marker
Green End Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
6. Green End Fort
The redoubt built by the British in 1777 is seen here near the northwest corner of Green End Pond. It was at the eastern end of British defensive lines around Newport, and was attacked by American forces during the August 29, 1778 Battle of Rhode Island.
Green End Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
7. Green End Fort
The photo shows this well preserved redoubt viewed from the center of Green End Fort, looking toward Vernon Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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