Christopher Greene, an American soldier, born in Warwick, R. I., in 1737, killed near the Croton river, Westchester co., N. Y., May 13, 1781. He was among the first to take the field on the patriotic side after the engagements at Lexington and Concord. He served in the campaign in Canada under Arnold, and subsequently under Montgomery with the rank of colonel, and was taken prisoner in the attack on Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775. On Oct, 22, 1777, while in command of Fort Mercer at Red Bank, on the Delaware, he sustained an attack from a large force of Hessians under Col. Do-nop, who were repulsed with great slaughter. For these services a sword was voted him by congress, which was presented in 1786 to his son, and a monument commemorative of the battle was erected in the neighborhood of Fort Mercer in 1829. Col. Greene lost his life in an encounter with a superior body of tory dragoons who had surprised his post. He killed several of the enemy with his own hand, but was finally overpowered.