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?
Two future Presidents of the United States have also visited the Guilford Court House battlefield? CIA Chief George H.W.Bush visited in March 1976 and young lawyer Andrew Jackson lived on or near the battlefield in 1787-1788 and practiced law in the Guilford Court House.