Served in Quebec expedition, 1775, and was captured at Quebec; exchanged, 1777; voted a sword by Congress for his defense of Fort Mercer, N.J.; commanded a regiment of Negro troops - former slaves freed to serve in the Army - that fought gallantly in the battle of Newport, R.I., 29 August 1778; killed at Croton River, May 1781.
Cousin of Nathanael Greene.
Dupuy, Trevor N. and Gay M. Hammerman. People & Events of the American Revolution. Virginia: T. N. Dupuy Associates, 1974.