The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Thursday, March 15, 1781.
"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons"
-Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis
The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small North Carolina backcountry hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. The battle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in the Revolutionary War.
Did You Know?
The two North Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence buried at Guilford Courthouse NMP are William Hooper and John Penn, whose remains were re-interred in the park in the 1890’s.