The Black Regiment

The Black Regiment (HM5AF)

Location: Portsmouth, RI 02871 Newport County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 36.082', W 71° 15.517'

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Battle of Rhode Island

Bloody Run Brook, First Black Militia,
R. Island Regt.
August 29, 1778.

In honor of
the first Black slaves
and freemen who fought in
the Battle of Rhode Island
as members of the
First Rhode Island Regiment
The Black Regiment
HM NumberHM5AF
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByNewport, Rhode Island Branch, NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People], Bicentennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 311777 N 4607981
Decimal Degrees41.60136667, -71.25861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.082', W 71° 15.517'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 4.92" N, 71° 15' 31.02" W
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Area Code(s)401
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551 W Main Rd, Portsmouth RI 02871, US
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