Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment
Black Soldiers of The
1st Rhode Island Regiment
Who Died In The
Battle of Pines Bridge
In Defense of America's
May 13, 1781
Afro-American Cultural Foundation
Westchester County, New York
John H. Harmon – Executive Director
The Rhode Island Black
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 Crompond Road (U.S. 202) and Old Yorktown Road (New York State Route 132), on the right when traveling west on Crompond Road. Touch for map. Located next to the First Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2880 Crompond 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 French Hill (approx. 1˝ 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 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.)
Categories. • African Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,521 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on June 23, 2017, by Doree Green of Yorktown Heights, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.