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

Death of Stewart

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 
 
Death of Stewart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
1. Death of Stewart Marker
Inscription. The small monument in the field commemorates the death of Lt. Col. James Stewart (Stuart) of the Second Battalion of Guards. During hand-to-hand fighting, Captain John Smith of the 1st Maryland Regiment cut down Stewart with a heavy saber.

Accounts place Stewart’s death near the American third line. Guildford Battle Ground Company placed the monument on this site because they were told that Stewart’s sword was found here inside a hollow log in 1866. In reality, the monument’s location is more symbolic than historically accurate.
 
Erected by Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 8.037′ N, 79° 50.445′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, on the Auto Tour at stop 7. 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. Hon. Lieut. Colonel Stuart (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Virginia Cavalry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington
Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP
The Col. Stewart Death Monument can barely be seen at the top of the photo above the marker.
(about 500 feet away); Legend vs. Reality (about 500 feet away); Maryland Monument (about 500 feet away); Regulars’ Monument (about 500 feet away); The British Perspective (about 500 feet away); Delaware Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of Lt. Col. Stewart in a sword fight with Capt. John Smith of the 1st Maryland Regiment.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, 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 September 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Death of Stewart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Death of Stewart Marker
Col. Stewart Death Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
4. Col. Stewart Death Monument
The Stewart Monument is located on the Historic New Garden Road trace. It is accessed from a walking trail that begins at tour stop 7.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,009 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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