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

Gillies

“Light Horse Harry Lee’s bugler-boy”

 
 
Gillies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
1. Gillies Marker
Inscription.
“Dulce et Decorum est pro patria mori”
Erected by the Literary Societies and alumni of Oak Ridge Institute May 6th, 1898 to the memory of the gallant Gillies who fell under the swords of Tarleton’s dragoons near Oak Ridge, N.C. Feb. 12th, 1781. A noble sacrifice to his own generosity and for his country’s freedom.

 
Erected 1898 by Oak Ridge Institute.
 
Location. 36° 7.913′ N, 79° 50.779′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on New Garden Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park on the Monument Row walking trail, just north of the Visitor Center. 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. A Heroine of ‘76 (a few steps from this marker); Nathaniel Macon (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Southern States Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Brig. Gen. Jethro Sumner (within
Gillies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
2. Gillies Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Martha McFarlane McGee-Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James Morehead (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
More about this marker. A bas relief image of Gillies on horseback blowing his bugle appears at the top of the monument plaque.
 
Also see . . .
1. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Markers on Monument Row image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 1, 2010
3. Markers on Monument Row
The Gillies marker is seen here alongside other monuments on Monument Row.
Monument Row image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
4. Monument Row
The Gillies Monument is on Monument Row, a walking trail in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park behind the Visitor Center.
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2006
5. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
The marker is located near the entrance to Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, on a walking trail by the Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 67 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. Photos:   1. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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