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October 2017

Redcoats Among Rebels: British Soldiers & Newport Citizens, 1777

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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In December of 1776, a large British military force established a post in Rhode Island, headquartered in Newport. Throughout 1777, the soldiers and sailors who had come to drive out "rebels" settled into a tense coexistence with an independence-minded civilian population that loathed their presence. On Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm, join author Don Hagist for a discussion on the types of men in the British regiments that garrisoned in Newport, and their interactions with the population of…

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