Legend vs. Reality

Legend vs. Reality (HM7GY)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27410 Guilford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 7.979', W 79° 50.383'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

According to the Guilford Battle Ground Company, the British Guards emerged from the woods, crossed this open field, and clashed on the right with the American third line. In the 1880s this version of the battle seemed to agree with the historical research of Company founder David Schenck. Convinced that the third line action occurred here within the original boundaries of the park, he placed the American Cavalry obelisk on this hill.

Benefiting from historical information that has come to light since Schenck's time, park historians now have a different picture of what happened here. In 1781 the cleared area was significantly larger, extending toward the courthouse. Taking advantage of the terrain, the American third line was actually a ridgeline ? mile east near Tour Stop 6. By focusing on historically accurate terrain, you can better follow the chaotic battle action and its implications.
HM NumberHM7GY
Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604399 N 3999321
Decimal Degrees36.13298333, -79.83971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.979', W 79° 50.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 58.74" N, 79° 50' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)910, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro NC 27410, US
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