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 best known African American soldiers at the Battle of Guilford Court House were Corporal Thomas Carney, who fought in the battle with the veteran First Maryland Regiment, and Andrew Furgison, who escaped from servitude with the British and fought in a Virginia militia unit.