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. The battle would change the course of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Read More

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History and Culture

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

Last updated: October 13, 2023

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