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Rhode Island’s Last Civil War Veteran: An Irishman
1 year ago

Rhode Island’s Last Civil War Veteran: An Irishman

By  •  Military

When asked the secret to his longevity, John Henry Riley, II, told his listeners: “Go ahead. Do what you want. But never cross the line of moderation.” [1] Riley certainly …
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Kady Brownell: A Civil War Vivandiere
2 years ago

Kady Brownell: A Civil War Vivandiere

While women today serve in front-line duties, it was not an accepted practice in the past. However, in the Civil War, there are some stories, some legitimate and others questionable, …
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A Colonial-Era Masterwork by Peter Harrison in Newport: The Touro Synagogue
2 years ago

A Colonial-Era Masterwork by Peter Harrison in Newport: The Touro Synagogue

Newport, Rhode Island, is graced with some of the finest works of America architecture, from the colonial period to the spectacular Gilded Age. Among the jewels of eighteenth-century architecture in …
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