Title: BATTLE ON MAY 14, 1781, IN YORKTOWN (THE NASTY AFFAIR AT PINES BRIDGE)
Location: Yorktown Capellini Community Center (Nutrition Rm.), 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown Hts.
Description: Presented by Monica Doherty, past Society President, and Paul Martin III, current Society President. Monica prepared and edited the book, “The Nasty Affair at Pines Bridge”. The full story will be presented of historic events that occurred in what is now Yorktown on May 14, 1781, at Pines Bridge and at the Davenport House that was Headquarters of the First Rhode Island Regiment stationed to protect the crossing. The Pines Bridge was a strategic crossing of the Croton River and the only crossing east of the Hudson River. The Regiment was an integrated unit composed of Black Freemen and Native Americans under the command of Lt. Col. Christopher Greene. The account will review the site, the battle and the casualties which occurred during the attack by British and Loyalist soldiers.
Start Time: 19:30