Image courtesy of Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Preservation: Yorktown Heights, NY

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Yorktown Heights is on the Hudson, not the York River in Virginia. Also known as the battle of Pine Bridge, this 1783 engagement featured the Rhode Island Regiment. This unit included a number of freed slaves and Indians in its ranks. A new monument is being planned for the site, the first in the nation on a Revolutionary Battlefield that will include a Caucasian, African American, and Native American soldier. To learn more visit:

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