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

Third Line Trail

Guilford Courthouse NMP

 

—National Park Service —

 
Third Line Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Third Line Trail Marker
Inscription. 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 rejoining the historic road trace, the trail curves along high ground. Greene chose this position wisely; the British had to climb out of the creek valley before engaging the patriots’ most seasoned troops – the Maryland and Delaware Continentals. This was the day’s most fiercely contested ground.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 8.045′ N, 79° 50.134′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Guilford Courthouse Tour Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is located in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, along the auto tour road at stop 6. 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. Liberty Oak Tree (a few steps from this marker); Backcountry Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Costly Victory (within shouting distance of
Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP
this marker); American Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Legend vs. Reality (approx. ¼ mile away); Death of Stewart (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker contains a picture of the American troops on the American Third Line.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on August 28, 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 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Regulars' Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Regulars' Monument
This monument is located about ½ mile west of the marker, at the site where it was once thought the American Third Line was placed.
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
4. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The Third Line Trail marker is located on the auto tour road in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 24 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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