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Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 16, 2010
1. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of The
Black Soldiers of The
1st Rhode Island Regiment
Who Died In The
Battle of Pines Bridge
In Defense of America's
Freedom
May 13, 1781

Sponsored By
Afro-American Cultural Foundation
Westchester County, New York
John H. Harmon – Executive Director
The Rhode Island Black
Heritage Society
Rowena Stewart - Executive Director
Dedicated May 13, 1982

 
Erected 1982 by the Afro-American Cultural Foundation, Westchester County, New York.
 
Location. 41° 17.654′ N, 73° 48.531′ W. Marker is in Yorktown Heights, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is at the intersection of Crompound Road (U.S. 202) and Old Yorktown Road (New York State Route 132), on the right when traveling west on Crompound Road. Click for map. Located next to the First Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2880 Crompound Road US-202, Yorktown Heights NY 10598, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial Place (here, next to this marker); Yorktown Church (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church
Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 16, 2010
2. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Marker
(a few steps from this marker); French Hill (approx. 1.5 miles away); Yorktown Korean and Vietnam Wars Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yorktown World War I Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yorktown World War II Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mohegan Lake School World War I Memorial (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yorktown Heights.
 
Regarding Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. The relatively small Battle of Pines Bridge, a nearby crossing point of the Croton River, included fighting at the Davenport House, where many of these soldiers died.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers related to the Battle of Pines Bridge
 
Also see . . .
1. The 1st Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Line. (Submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Black Sons of the Revolution Remembered. (Submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Additional keywords.
Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 16, 2010
3. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment Marker
The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,320 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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