Battle of Rhode Island (10/20)

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We failed in our attempt to free Rhode Island from the clutches of the British and demonstrated to the world that our alliance with the French would not bring a speedy end to the war and independence for the United States. The battle in the northern New England saw the largest engagement of forces, 17,000 total men in all. The battle for Newport was intended to liberate a port city that had been held by the British since 1776, but would end up in stalemate. Newport would be held by the Brits for another year.

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