Artillery Company of Newport (RI)

P.O. Box 14
Newport, RI 02840

(401) 846-8488


Historical Wars and Battles of the
Artillery Company of Newport

1741 - 2003

"Let Justice Prevail Though the Heavens May Fall"

1741
Artillery Company of the Town Of Newport chartered February 1 by the Royal Governor of King George II.

1757
One quarter of the Company served in campaign against French forts at Crown Point and William Henry.

1776
Captain John Malbone surrenders the Town of Newport to the British.

1777
Col. Campbell and Major Grant killed in action with His Majesties forces in New York.

1790
The Artillery Company serves as Guard of Honor for General Washington on his visit to Newport.

1812
Members of the Artillery Company serve with Oliver Hazzard Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie.

1835
Armory built on Clarke Street on land donated by Audley Clarke.

1842
Artillery Company takes position "right of the line" and is instrumental in suppressing theDorr Rebellion in Providence.

1861
Lincoln calls for volunteers and the Artillery Company enlists as Company "F" flag company of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. Regiment fights in the 1st Battle of Bull Run and suffers losses.

1898
Artillery Company mans Fort Adams in war against Spain.

1917
Artillery Company volunteers as a unit to serve in Europe under its elected officers. Offer is declined by Federal Government and most members enlist in the Allied Expeditionary Force.

1941
Artillery Company members serve in all theaters of World War II.

1950
Artillery Company members serve in Korea.

1964 - 1973
Artillery Company members serve in Republic of Vietnam.

1992
Artillery Company member flies the guidon on his humvee entering Kuwait City.

2004
Artillery Company members serve in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Member flies Company guidon.

1741 - 2004

"Let Justice Prevail Though the Heavens May Fall"


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