Rhode Island

Fort Wetherill

Posted on: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 15:15 By: Mike


Military activity began on this site as early as the 18th century with the British, French and Americans occupying "Dumpling Rock at various points until abandoned in 1779.

In 1798, the US Army began construction of a new fort that, while officially called Fort Louis, and later Fort Brown, would always be known simply as Fort Dumpling.

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