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National Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonel Christopher Greene

 
 
Front of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
1. Front of Monument
Inscription.
Front of Monument:
Upon this spot on October 22, 1777 Colonel Christopher Greene of the First Rhode Island Continentals with four hundred officers and men of the First and Second Rhode Island regiments successfully defended Fort Mercer against an assault of two thousand Hessians in the British service. The attacking force was disastrously defeated with the loss of its commander Count von Donop thirty-six officers and nearly six hundred men. The American loss was thirty-seven.

Right Side of Monument:
Colonel Count Carl von Donop of Hesse Cassel mortally wounded in the assault of Fort Mercer. Died as he himself avowed a victim of his own ambition and the avarice of his Prince, October 28, 1777.

Back of Monument:
This monument to commemorate a signal success of defensive arms by the patriot forces of the Revolution was erected in pursuance of an Act of the Legislature of New Jersey passed March 30, 1905.

Left Side of Monument:
Colonel Christopher Greene of Rhode Island, defender of Fort Mercer, a continental soldier from the beginning of the Revolution who fought for his principles and died for his country. Was killed in combat with Delancey’s Tory Light Horse near Pines Bridge Westchester County, New York may 14, 1781.
 
Location.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
2. Right Side of Monument
39° 52.283′ N, 75° 11.365′ W. Marker is in National Park, New Jersey, in Gloucester County. Marker can be reached from Hessian Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Red Bank Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: National Park NJ 08063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African American Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); The Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Flag of Fort Mercer (a few steps from this marker); The Battle of Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battle of Red Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Mercer at Red Bank / Fort Mercer is Alerted (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in National Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Red Bank Battlefield. Account of the action at Fort Mercer during the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Red Bank Battlefield Park and the James & Ann Whitall House, National Park, NJ. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
3. Back of Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
4. Left Side of Monument
Colonel Christopher Greene Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
5. Colonel Christopher Greene Monument
Monument is in Red Bank Battlefield, at the site of Fort Mercer on the banks of the Delaware River.
Closeup of Soldier on Christopher Greene Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2008
6. Closeup of Soldier on Christopher Greene Monument
American Troops at the Colonel Christopher Greene Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 27, 2013
7. American Troops at the Colonel Christopher Greene Monument
American troops redeploy at the monument during the Battle of Red Bank.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 27, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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