Sustained Firefight

Sustained Firefight (HM7GJ)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27455 Guilford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 7.825', W 79° 50.64'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

After swiftly rolling over the American first line, the British met unexpected resistance here. Greene had posted the second line in the woods astride New Garden Road, and the Patriots held a strong position along the high ground just ahead. Firing from behind thick trunks of the ancient forest, Virginia militia exchanged heavy fire with advancing British infantry.

The trees and undergrowth made it impossible to maintain the disciplined formations of classic 18th-century warfare. At this point the single wave of the British assault broke into a series of separate engagements, with clusters of troops trading shots with other small units. After an extended firefight, the redcoats were able to regroup despite costly losses and break through toward the American third line - the tough, well-trained Continentals.
HM NumberHM7GJ
Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:20pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604017 N 3999032
Decimal Degrees36.13041667, -79.84400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.825', W 79° 50.64'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 49.50" N, 79° 50' 38.40" W
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Area Code(s)336, 910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3110 Forest Lawn Dr, Greensboro NC 27455, US
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