His soldiers left their camp fires burning to make the Hessians think that they were still in place. An Act of the Rhode Island legislature, February, 1778:. [4][5], The Flag of New England during the Revolutionary War. Rhode Island was having difficulties recruiting enough white men to meet the troop quotas set by the Continental Congress in 1778, so the Rhode Island Assembly decided to pursue a suggestion made by General Varnum to enlist slaves in the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. It was adopted into the Continental Army by act of Congress on 14 June 1775. It was then ordered to Long Island and took part in the disastrous New York and New Jersey campaign, including the Battle of Long Island and the Battle of Harlem Heights, retreating from New York with the Main Army. The owners of the slaves were compensated by the Rhode Island colony. Varnum's Regiment was reorganized with eight companies on 1 January 1776 and re-designated as the 9th Continental Regiment. [8] Sullivan praised the Rhode Island Regiment for its actions, saying that they bore "a proper share of the day's honors. This Rhode Island Regiment flag is fully printed and has 2 brass grommets on the left … Didn't find what you were looking for, or just have a new product suggestion? The Rhode Island Regiment served its final days in Saratoga, New York under the command of Major William Allen. Another commonly flown flag is the flag of the Rhode Island Regiment. [10] Delancey's troops killed Colonel Greene, Major Ebenezer Flagg and eight African-American soldiers of the Rhode Island Regiment. 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