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Smithfield, Rhode Island
The artilleryman featured in today's photo is a member of the United Train of Artillery. The unit was formed in 1774 in Providence, and after a reorganization in 1775 it was added to the United Companies of Train of Artillery of Rhode Island. The unit fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Dorchester Hights. From there, the unit headed to New York were it fought in the battles of Saratoga and Long Island. The Rhode Island unit would later fight in the War of 1812 and in the Civil War, although a bit of research is needed to understand the former. Rhode Island did not support the War of 1812 and throughout the war refused to send state militia to serve under Madison.
Post processing started with a classic filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, and protect highlights. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.