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

Peter Francisco / Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington

 
 
Peter Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Peter Francisco Marker
Inscription.
To Peter Francisco
A giant in stature, might and courage –
who slew in this engagement eleven of the enemy with his own broad sword rendering himself thereby perhaps the most famous private soldier of the Revolutionary War.

[ Reverse Side: ]
1781 † † † † † † 1903
To the Marquis of Bretigny
and Col. Wm. Washington
who with their North Carolina and Virginia Cavalry charged and ran through and over the 2nd Queens Guards in the valley below.
 
Location. 36° 7.991′ N, 79° 50.371′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Guilford Courthouse Tour Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at auto tour stop 5. 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. Legend vs. Reality (within shouting distance of this marker); Death of Stewart (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hon. Lieut. Colonel Stuart (about 600 feet away); 1st Virginia Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Regularsí Monument
Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Marquis of Bretigny and Col. Wm. Washington Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The British Perspective (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maryland Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delaware Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Peter Francisco, Giant of the American Revolution. Revolutionary War Historical Article from Sons of Liberty Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

4. Peter Francisco - Hercules of the Revolution. Sixth generation descendant of Peter Francisco tells his story through dramatic impersonation, historical novel, and DVD documentary. (Submitted on August 29, 2010, by Travis Bowman of Davidson, North Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Monument in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Monument in Guilford Courthouse NMP
Cavalry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
4. Cavalry Monument
Markers at Tour Stop 5 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
5. Markers at Tour Stop 5
Two markers are found at this tour stop in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 733 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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