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On March 15, 1781, the crackling of musket fire, the clamor of headlong cavalry charges, and the cries of the wounded disturbed the serenity of these woods and fields. Coming late in the war, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was a climatic episod…
This trail passes through the actual deployment of the American third line, contradicting the location of the Regulars' Monument near Stop 7. Recent research and study may reveal more accurately where the battle action fit the terrain. Before r…
This trail follows the second American line for a half-mile to Stop 8 on the Tour Road. All along the line, Virginia militia opened their ranks for the retreating North Carolinians and then waited tensely for the British attack. The first secti…
The old postcard (below) depicts the Guilford Battle Ground Company's treatment of the battlefield landscape. In 1887 the company began constructing the row of monuments and arched entrance gates. Installing a total of thirty-two monuments on 125 …
July 9th, 1840. ? ? ? January 1, 1911.Joseph M. MoreheadVice-President, acting President,and second President of theGuilford Battle Ground Company
Nearby monuments commemorate park founders David Schenck and Joseph M. Morehead. Appalled at the neglect of the battlefield in the 1880s, Schenck directed the purchase of historic land and incorporated the Guilford Battle Ground Company to preserv…
The projector of this battle field'sreclamation and organizer andfirst president of theGuilford Battle Ground Company1835 ? ? ? ? ? ? 1902
Maryland's tribute toher heroic dead.—————-Erected by members ofthe Maryland HistoricalSocietyin memory of the soldiersof the Maryland Line.1781-1892—————Non Omnis Moriar
ThursdayMarch 15, 1781 Three Continental SoldiersRest HereIn fame's eternal camping ground
In 1888, David Schenck, searching for battlefield artifacts, found the upturned bones of three unidentified soldiers on a farm north of the park. From buttons found in the grave, supposedly marked "USA," Schenck concluded that the deceased were Am…
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