H. Guilford Courthouse

Costly Victory

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.

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About The Southern Campaign
About The Southern Campaign

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The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution, picks up the story after the fall of Charleston in 1780. After catastrophes at The Waxhaws and Camden, victories in battles and skirmishes such as...
Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign
Guilford Courthouse | The Southern Campaign

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The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. This battle decided the outcome for the Carolinas because even though Cornwallis won, technically, he lost 25% of his force.
General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse
General Nathanael Greene | Guilford Courthouse

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In the fall of 1780, George Washington appointed General Nathanael Greene to command the Continental army in the South. Following the victory at the Battle of Cowpens, Lt. General Charles Earl...
Women Camp Followers | Guilford Courthouse
Women Camp Followers | Guilford Courthouse

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In many cases, women “camp followers” accompanied soldiers on the road. Their roles were to nurse the wounded, patch clothing, and provide meals. It was considered to be much safer for women to...
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse
The Fife And Drum | Guilford Courthouse

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The fife and drum played a crucial role during the American Revolution. They were used as tools for commanders to communicate with their troops. Fifes and drums were much easier to use for relaying...

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