Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Guilford Courthouse Flag

 
 
Guilford Courthouse Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
1. Guilford Courthouse Flag Marker
Inscription.
This flag, often referred to as the Guilford Courthouse Flag, is an example of the diversity of American flags during the Revolutionary War period. It has the unique design elements of an elongated canton with white background and 13 blue, eight-sided stars and matching blue stripes. The eight-sided stars represent the combined forces from eight states that compromised Major General Nathanael Greene's Southern Army. This flag was present at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina on March 15, 1781, on the ground where Greene's combined Continental and Militia forces halted the British conquest of the Carolinas and turned Cornwallis's then decimated army back to seaport towns to their final defeat.
 
Location. 34° 50.833′ N, 82° 24.023′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Broad Street, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the Peace Plaza, surrounding the Nathanael Greene Statue, across from the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Glory (here, next to this marker); The South Carolina Flag
Guilford Courthouse Flag and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 24, 2008
2. Guilford Courthouse Flag and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Moultrie Flag (a few steps from this marker); Harper Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Francis Marion (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Sumter (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Pickens (a few steps from this marker); Greenville's General (a few steps from this marker); The Betsy Ross Flag (a few steps from this marker); Roger Craft Peace Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Guilford Courthouse Flag. This flag is an example of the lack in uniformity in American flags during the Revolutionary period as each group chose what flag to be used as its standard. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Guilford Courthouse Flag. The Guilford Courthouse flag is the name given to a North Carolina militia banner which was reported to have flown at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. (Submitted on August 30, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Guilford Courthouse Flag image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. Guilford Courthouse Flag
 

3. Nathanael Greene. Nathanael Greene (August 7 1742 – June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. Battle of Guilford Court House. The Battle of Guilford Court House was a battle fought on March 15, 1781 in Greensboro, the county seat of Guilford County, North Carolina, during the American Revolutionary War. (Submitted on December 7, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,948 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement