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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Delaware Continentals

Guilford Courthouse NMP

 

—Nat’l Park Service —

 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Delaware Continentals Marker
Inscription. 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 American Continentals killed in action. The location of the soldiers’ remains suggests that they were part of Kirkwood’s Delaware company, on the right flank of the first line. In contrast to the first line’s militia, the Delaware troops were seasoned professionals of equal caliber to the British regulars. The remains were reburied here under this grave marker commemorating their valor.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 8.042′ N, 79° 50.559′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker can be reached from Guilford Courthouse Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, along the Historic New Garden Road walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware Monument (a few steps from this marker); Maryland Monument (within shouting distance
Delaware Continentals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Delaware Continentals Marker
The Delaware Monument can be seen in this photo behind the marker.
of this marker); Dr. David Caldwell (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hon. Lieut. Colonel Stuart (about 500 feet away); 1st Virginia Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Death of Stewart (about 600 feet away); Regulars’ Monument (about 700 feet away); The British Perspective (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The right of the marker features a picture of the three Delaware Continental Soldiers, and two images of the “USA” buttons. It has a caption of “Further research has identified the three fallen Delaware soldiers as William Drew, John Toland, and Cornelius Hagney, born in Danfanagh, Ireland. Although a recent immigrant, Hagney championed the cause of American liberty.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The American
Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP
The marker is located on the Historic New Garden Road walking trail.
Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse 1781. An account of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse from a British perspective from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Delaware Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
4. Delaware Monument
The remains of the three Continental Soldiers were reburied under this monument in 1888.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 558 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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