Butts Hill Fort

Butts Hill Fort (HMWDV)

Location: Portsmouth, RI 02871 Newport County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 36.909', W 71° 15.03'

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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.
Dedicated to posterity
by the
Newport Historical Society
August 29, 1923.
Year Placed1923
Placed ByNewport Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 312494 N 4609494
Decimal Degrees41.61515000, -71.25050000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.909', W 71° 15.03'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 54.54" N, 71° 15' 1.80" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 113-133 Fort St, Portsmouth RI 02871, US
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