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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

 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the eastern end of Vernon Ave. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Great Friends Meeting House (approx. 1.4 miles away); White Horse Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Militia Common (approx. 1.4 miles away); James Nicholl House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Newport Historic District (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Rhode Island. (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Fort Misidentified
The fort on Vernon ave. was miss marked
Green End Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Green End Fort Marker
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.

 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
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. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,093 times since then and 125 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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