Dedicated 1932. Griffin Murdock Fauntleroy likely was one of the most experienced soldiers in Nathanael Greene's army. A native of Northumberland County, Virginia he began his Revolutionary War service in March 1776 as a lieutenant in the Seventh Virginia continental Infantry. He resigned this sommission and took up a similar post in the First Continental Light Dragoons in November 1777. He remained with this regiment, rising to the rank of captain before he was mortally wounded and left on the battlefield at Guilford Courthouse. The British captured Capt. Fauntleroy but paroled him prior to their withdrawal on March 18, 1781. He died a few days later. The Fauntleroy Monument was the last commemorative structure erected in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
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