GREENMAN, JEREMIAH.  Continental soldier from Rhode Island who rose to the rank of an officer, regimental adjutant, for RI troops. Captured by the British in Westchester, he spent the summer and autumn of 1781 as a British prisoner at Gravesend, Long Island. He was released only a few days before the Continental victory at Yorktown. Published as Diary of a Common Soldier in the American Revolution, 1775–1783: An Annotated Edition of the Military Journal of Jeremiah Greenman, edited by Robert C. Bray & Paul E. Bushnell. Dekalb, Northern Illinois University Press, 1978.