The Battle of Rhode Island Association (BoRIA) grew out of an effort started in February 2021 by the Portsmouth (RI) Historical Society to restore Butts Hill Fort, a Revolutionary War earthwork that remains about 80% intact. Located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, it is the largest period earthwork still extant in southeastern New England. Started by colonial militia in 1775, the Fort was in succession occupied by British, American, French, and finally Rhode Island State troops. It was the headquarters of American forces during the Rhode Island Campaign in 1778 and anchored the American defensive line in the Battle of Rhode Island. Click here to continue reading and for more information.