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‘Trailblazing’ Black Regiment remembered in Portsmouth

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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.

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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