• 68°

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse

On March 12-13, The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department hosted the 230th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on the grounds of Greensboro Country Park. The annual event commemorates the pivotal Revolutionary War battle fought at the current site of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
Thousands of visitors were greeted with a wide range of activities, including re-enactment camps, battlefield tours, period crafts, musical performances and a stirring one-hour recreation of the battle itself.
Over 400 reenactors from across the country traveled to Greensboro this year to set up camp on the grounds of what once hosted the most decisive battle of the American Revolution’s southern campaign 230 years ago.
The Revolutionary War battle was fought March 15, 1781, between the American Forces under Greensboro’s namesake, Nathanael Greene, and British Commander Lord Charles Cornwallis.
Cornwallis’ failure to conquer North Carolina and subsequent loss of several other southern states eventually led to a British surrender eight months later at Yorktown, Virginia.
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the annual Reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Greensboro Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Drive in Greensboro.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/guco, or call Country Park office at 336-373-3648.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training

Nation/World

US backs waiving intellectual property rules on vaccines

News

As demand drops, Cooper visits vaccine clinic to urge usage

News

NC lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

News

N.C. bill banning Down syndrome abortions nears floor vote

Coronavirus

Rowan County sees 301st death from COVID-19

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

Local

Rowan Public Library joins initiative to help people with digital connectivity

Local

Mocksville to dissolve police department

Crime

Blotter: May 5

Local

Salisbury’s McElroy named top city, county communications professional in state

Local

Locals condemn use of force during 2019 traffic stop of Georgia woman