Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Monument and the General
The fighting did not go according to plan for either side. After an orderly retreat, Greene expressed disappointment in the results of the battle. As reports trickled in, however, it became clear that the British army had suffered severe casualties. Cornwallis and his weakened army retired to the North Carolina coast. The battle for Guilford Courthouse set the stage for Yorktown.
Erected by Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - National Park Service - Dept of the Interior.
Location. 36° 7.944′ N, 79° 50.672′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Guilford Courthouse Auto Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at stop 8 of the Auto Tour Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathanael Greene (a few steps from this marker); Capt. George Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Founders (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph M. Morehead (within shouting distance of this marker); Signers of the Declaration (within shouting distance of this marker); John Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Signers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hooper (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greensboro.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features a photo of the nearby equestrian statue of Gen. Greene with the caption:
“Greene is as dangerous as Washington; I never feel secure when encamped in his neighborhood.
The left side of the marker features a photo of the dedication of the Greene statue with the caption, “Sculptor Francis H. Packer designed the monument, dedicated July 3, 1915. The Guilford Battle Ground Company selected this site on high ground near a railroad station to attract local visitors.”
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Also see . . . Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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