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Statue of Guilford

The 27-foot-tall statue at Guilford Courthouse to patriot general Nathanael Greene dedicated July 3, 1915, is among several prominent monuments that predate federal ownership of the nation’s first Revolutionary War battlefield park.

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Guilford Court House

Located in Greensboro, North Carolina, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park preserves the largest battle of the Southern Campaign. On March 15, 1781, Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene's Continental army clashed with Lord Charles Cornwallis. Utilizing a tactic known as a defense in depth, Greene slowed Cornwallis' advance and inflicted 25% casualties on the British. This battle, along with the engagement at Cowpens, forced Cornwallis to withdraw to the coast to rest and refit. Ultimately, Cornwallis abandoned North Carolina and marched to Virginia. 

Park visitors may tour the museum where they can view a map presentation and film, and see the battlefield on their own or take a guided tour. The colonial home of Joseph and Hannah Hoskins is also open to the public.

Guilford Court House: What's Nearby

Greensboro, NC
Orange County Historical Museum
Hillsborough, NC

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 1 acres at Guilford Court House.

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Related Battles

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