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

Local Hero

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

 
 
Local Hero Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
1. Local Hero Marker
Inscription. This monument honors Capt. Arthur Forbis of the Guilford County militia. At approximately this site along the American first line, Forbis picked off one of the British officers who was leading the redcoat advance. Forbis was wounded during the struggle at the fenceline and was captured by the British. He was carried to his home and died a few days later.

In the battle’s aftermath many reports mentioned the panic of the North Carolina militia. Forbis’s composure, described in eyewitness accounts, is an example of many militiamen who remained undaunted.
 
Erected by Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 7.82′ N, 79° 50.836′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Tour Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, on the Auto Tour between the Visitor Center and stop 2. 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. Col. Arthur Forbis (here, next to this marker); Fragmented Attack (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Markers in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Markers in Guilford Courthouse NMP
Two markers can be found at this location in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Both of these honor Col. Arthur Forbis.
(about 400 feet away); The Battle Begins (about 400 feet away); Captain James Morehead (about 400 feet away); Crown Forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Capt. James Tate (about 500 feet away); Monument Row (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a picture of the North Carolina militia firing from behind a rail fence at the advancing line of British troops.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on September 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on September 19, 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 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Forbis Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
3. Forbis Monument
In Honor of Col. Arthur Forbis of the N.C. Troops who fell at his post in the discharge of duty on this memorable field of battle, March 15, 1791.
 
 
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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
4. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. It is the first marker on the Auto Tour Road after the Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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