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Brian Jean, David Cunningham and Coy Bethune (from left) of the 2nd Rhode Island Regiment stand at attention during the ceremonies at Patriot Park Sunday afternoon.

‘Trailblazing’ Black Regiment remembered in Portsmouth

‘Trailblazing’ Black Regiment remembered in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Alan Hoffman took out a throwback Brooklyn Dodgers cap and placed it on his head. In doing so, the Harvard Law School grad, who grew up in Brooklyn, was making a comparison between the “Black Regiment” Continental Army unit that fought here during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Rhode Island and a certain ballplayer

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