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

The Monument and the General

 
 
The Monument and the General Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
1. The Monument and the General Marker
Inscription. Nathanael Greene’s statue, the largest in the park, looks like the monument of a victor. But by the end of the day the British had forced him from the field.

The fighting did not go according to plan for either side. After an orderly retreat, Greene expressed disappointment in the results of the battle. As reports trickled in, however, it became clear that the British army had suffered severe casualties. Cornwallis and his weakened army retired to the North Carolina coast. The battle for Guilford Courthouse set the stage for Yorktown.
 
Erected by Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - National Park Service - Dept of the Interior.
 
Location. 36° 7.944′ N, 79° 50.672′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Guilford Courthouse Auto Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, at stop 8 of the Auto Tour Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2332 New Garden Road, Greensboro NC 27410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathanael Greene (a few steps from this marker); Capt. George Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker);
Marker and Gen. Greene Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
2. Marker and Gen. Greene Statue
Park Founders (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph M. Morehead (within shouting distance of this marker); Signers of the Declaration (within shouting distance of this marker); John Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Signers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); William Hooper (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features a photo of the nearby equestrian statue of Gen. Greene with the caption:
“Greene is as dangerous as Washington; I never feel secure when encamped in his neighborhood.
Lord Cornwallis”

The left side of the marker features a photo of the dedication of the Greene statue with the caption, “Sculptor Francis H. Packer designed the monument, dedicated July 3, 1915. The Guilford Battle Ground Company selected this site on high ground near a railroad station to attract local visitors.”
 
Related marker. Click here
Equestrian Statue of Gen. Greene image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
3. Equestrian Statue of Gen. Greene
Gen. Nathanael Greene led the American army against Cornwallis's British forces at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Although technically a British victory, Greene weakened the British to the point where they were forced to surrender seven months later at Yorktown, Va.
for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study the marker shown.
 
Also see . . .  Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,071 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 8, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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