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Fort Barton

360 Highland Rd #340
Tiverton, RI 02878
United States

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Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, the Fort Barton site still has the earthwork remains of Fort Barton, constructed in 1777, used as a defensive post overlooking the ferry crossing between Tiverton and Aquidneck Island during the American Revolution. This ferry was used as a launching position for American forces during the Battle of Rhode Island in August 1778. The fort was named after Lt. Col. William Barton, who captured British General Richard Prescott during a midnight raid at Prescott Farm.

Fort Barton: What's Nearby

Tiverton, RI
Naval War College Museum
Newport, RI

Related Battles

Rhode Island | August 29, 1778
Result: Inconclusive
Estimated Casualties

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