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Historical Markers

Since it's beginnings, the Reprisal Chapter NSDAR has marked several local historical spots for posterity. The chapter has carefully researched significant locations and placed a plaque or marker for future generations.

Revolutionary War Soldiers Graves

reprisal Under the regency of Lucy N. Bradley (1896-1900), the chapter located all the Revolutionary War soldiers that were buried in the town cemeteries. A complete list was compiled and the graves were marked. Many of these soldiers are resting in the Pine Street Cemetery and the Maple Street Cemetery, both in Newport.reprisal

Under the regency of Ethel P. Wyman (1926-1928), the chapter appointed a committee to locate the graves of soldiers buried in neighboring towns, as several had been reported unmarked. The chapter marked twelve more graves, and donated funds toward a landscape garden around the World War Soldiers' Memorial.

Maple Street Cemetery Gates

reprisal Under the regency of Anne Parmelee Cushman (1907-1909), the chapter worked in conjunction with the Town of Newport to construct handsome gates and a stone wall at the Maple Street Cemetery. Construction of the wall and gates was completed by 1917. reprisal

Under the regency of Carrie M. Buswell (1930-1932), the chapter marked the location with plaques. The plaque on the left reads, "This wall was built by Reprisal Chapter, D.A.R. and the Town of Newport, 1914. Marked by the chapter in 1932."

The plaque on the right reads, "These gates were given by Reprisal Chapter, D.A.R. 1917. Marked by the chapter in 1932."

Belknap Cannon Ball

reprisal In 1912, chapter Regent Maude I. Lewis received a gift of a cannon ball, which was later mounted on a boulder and placed at the head of Belknap Avenue. While the chapter organized the placing of the cannon ball and the plaque, the greater part of the expense was borne by Mrs. Bradley.

The plaque reads, "This cannon ball was fired from Fort Fisher, during the Civil War, of 1861-1865, and struck the deck of the U.S. gunboat Canonicus, commanded by George Eugene Belknap, afterwards Rear Admiral, U.S.N. This boulder was placed here June 1912 by Reprisal Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, to preserve a relic of the Civil War and as a memorial to Rear Admiral Belknap, an honored son of Newport, born Jan. 22, 1832, died at Key West, Florida, April 7, 1903."