Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The British infantry formed a line of battle across the road, then advanced across Hoskins’ muddy fields. At 150 yards, the Americans opened fire with scattered volleys. Though staggered by this fire, the British regrouped, stepped over their dead, and continued to advance. At about 50 yards, they halted and fired their own volley, then charged with bayonets.
Lieutenant O’Hara, a spirited young officer, was unfortunately killed, whilst directing the three-pounders before the line was ready to move on.
Banastre Traleton, British Dragoons
Erected by Tannenbaum Historic Park.
Location. 36° 7.795′ N, 79° 51.131′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of New Garden Road and Battleground Avenue (U.S. 220), on the right when traveling east on New Garden Road. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tannenbaum Park (a few steps from this marker); Hoskins Farmstead (a few steps from this marker); Tannenbaum Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph G. Cannon (about 600 feet away); Crown Forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. James Tate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Local Hero (approx. ¼ mile 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 the British line positioning their three-pounder cannon before their charge. The lower right of the marker contains a map of the Battle of Guilford. It has a caption of “A British engineer drew this detailed map shortly after the battle. The two small rectangles at the bottom, near the British first line, represent unidentified structures on Hoskins’ land.”
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the battle from the American (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Tannenbaum Historic Park. Guilford Battleground Company website. (Submitted on August 23, 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 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on March 17, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.