Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1750.
Location. 41° 17.653′ N, 73° 48.535′ 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. Located next to the First Presbyterian Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2880 Crompound Road US-202, Yorktown Heights NY 10598, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment (here, next to this marker); Yorktown Church First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); French Hill (approx. 1½ 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown Heights.
Regarding Burial Place. Colonel Christopher Greene and Major Ebenezer Flagg commanded the First Rhode Island Regiment of the Continental Army. They were white; the enlisted men of the regiment were black slaves who were promised freedom in return for enlisting.
The relatively small Battle of Pines Bridge, a nearby crossing point of the Croton River, included fighting at the Davenport House, where these officers and many of their 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. First Rhode Island Regiment. Black Past website entry (Submitted on April 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Christopher Greene. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on April 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.