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

Second Line Trail

Guilford Courthouse NMP

 

—National Park Service —

 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
1. Second Line Trail Marker
Inscription. This trail follows the second American line for a half-mile to Stop 8 on the Tour Road. All along the line, Virginia militia opened their ranks for the retreating North Carolinians and then waited tensely for the British attack.

The first section of trail travels through the dense woods that broke up and slowed the British advance. After passing the Nathanael Greene statue and other monuments, the path ends at the American right flank, where Virginia militia faced 800 British infantry.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 7.827′ N, 79° 50.643′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Guilford Courthouse Auto Tour Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, along the auto tour road at stop 3. 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. Sustained Firefight (here, next to this marker); Lieut. Col. “Hal.” Dixon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Penn (about 600 feet away); Signers Monument
Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Marker in Guilford Courthouse NMP
(about 600 feet away); William Hooper (about 600 feet away); Signers of the Declaration (about 600 feet away); Nathanael Greene (about 700 feet away); Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a map of the trail along the American Second Line indicating the location of marker and several monuments. On the right is a picture of a British foot soldier.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Account of the battle from the American Revolution War website. (Submitted on August 28, 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 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The Second Line Trail marker is located on the tour road in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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