Greene Monument at Guilford Courthouse-Front

Greene Monument at Guilford Courthouse - Front.

Kristopher D. White

Guilford Courthouse Battlefield

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 Courthouse Battlefield: What's Nearby

Greensboro, NC


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

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Related Battles

North Carolina | March 15, 1781
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties