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Guilford Courthouse - March 15, 1781

Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina
Guilford Courthouse - March 15, 1781

The American Battlefield Trust's map of The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, a classic Pyrrhic Victory, helped ensure the British hold on the Southern colonies would unravel. Nathanael Greene fought the British under Charles Cornwallis to a standstill, inflicting high casualties, which the British could not afford to lose. Even though Greene was forced to withdraw the damage inflicted would help secure the American victory at Yorktown.

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Greensboro, NC | March 15, 1781
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties
1,842
American
1,310
British
532