Yorktown Heights in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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. Touch 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. Black Soldiers of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment (here, next to this marker); Yorktown Church (a few steps from this marker); First Presbyterian Church (a few steps from this marker); French Hill (approx. 1½ miles away); Yorktown Korean and Vietnam Wars Monument 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. Black Sons of the Revolution Remembered. (Submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.