The Battle of Guilford Courthouse - a Victory Within a Defeat

"I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons." - Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis
On March 15, 1781, six years into the American Revolution, General Greene and Lord Cornwallis' troops faced off at a small courthouse community. This 2.5 hour battle would change the course of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.

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Illustration of the American Third Line soldiers at Battle of Guilford Courthouse facing British

History and Culture

Learn about the soldiers, commanders, and affected people of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

Last updated: May 7, 2022

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