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