At the heart of John Squares lies the Greene Monument honoring General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. Greene was a hero of the Southern campaign during the American Revolution. In 1825, the Marquis de Lafayette, laid the cornerstone for Greene’s monument. Nothing was engraved on the monument when it was built, however, in 1886, bronze plaques featuring information on Greene’s life, while the other featured a bas-relief of Greene.
In 1902, General Green was reinterred under the monument from Colonial Park Cemetery. …After they “rediscovered” his lost remains in 1901.