A full day of special activities and events is scheduled at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park for Wednesday July 4th to celebrate America’s independence. From 10 am to 4pm activities will take place in the park. The official commemoration ceremony will be held at the Signers Monument at 1:00pm.
So come on out , bring friends and family and treat yourself to an entertaining day. As you honor those who fought for our independence, you will enhance your understanding of our country’s birth and early history.
Signing the Declaration of Independence with a quill pen
Click on this link for the full day’s schedule.
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Great crowds attended the events of the 231st Anniversary Observation of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Military and Civilian Life, Home and Farm Life, Small Arms Demonstrations, An Observance Program, Period Music and Dance, Guided Battlefield Walks, and the Reenactments were available for the thousands who came out to enjoy the activities. We appreciate the attendance and thank the over five hundred reenactors, camp followers craftsmen, musicians , and dancers who participated.
This link is to photos from the weekend.
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Over five hundred reenactors, distaff and sutlers have registered to participate in the 2012 reenactment weekend of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The military units which have registered include the following.
British Legion, Capt. Stewart’s Co.,Helyars Co., 7th Fusiliers, 42nd Black Watch Light Inf., Cpt. Alexander Sutherland’s Co., 2s Batt’n, 71st Regt, Jager Companie von Roeder, NCHR/71st Highland Regiment, Royal North Carolina Regiment, Major’s Co., HM 64th Regt. Of Foot, 4th Co., Brigade of Guards in America, 84th Royal Highland Emigrants, 84th Regt. Foot, 2nd Bn. Coy 5, 33rd Regt. Of Foot, Regiment von Bose, First New Jersey Vol. (Loyalist), Col. D. Fanning’s Regt., NC Loyal Militia, Regt. von Donop, Royal Welch Fusiliers
Locke’s Militia, 2nd North Carolina Regt., 1st Virginia Regt., Lee’s Legion Dragoons, Kirkwood’s Delaware Regiment, 6th North Carolina Regt., Davidson’s Fort Militia, New Jersey Light Infantry, Campbell’s Rifles, 2nd South Carolina, Washington Co. NC Militia, Hillsborough District Militia, Fluvanna County Militia, 1st Maryland/Southern Campaign, 7th Virginia Regiment
Take this link to a pdf page of the weekend schedule.
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At their March 1 meeting, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution in remembrance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and declared the week of March 12 – March 18, 2012 as “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Week.” The resolution was presented by Commissioner Paul Gibson. Accepting the resolution were Frank Mascia , President of the Guilford Battleground Company; Maureen Hartigan, Executive Director of the GBC; and Charles Cranfield, Superintendent of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.
The Guilford Battleground Company and Guilford Courthouse NMP appreciate this recognition by officials of Guilford County of this significant battle of the American Revolution fought in and around the original site of the Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781.
CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF PRESENTATION.
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Bill Lancaster, Carolyn Allen, Charles Cranfield, Maureen Hartigan, Mayor Robbie Perkins, and Dan O'Shea
The City Council of Greensboro adopted a resolution declaring the week of March 12-18 (Monday-Sunday) 2012 as “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse Week.” The resolution was passed by the council in recognition of the critical battle of the American Revolution which was fought at Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781. After the reading and unanimous vote of the council approving the resolution, Mayor Robbie Perkins presented the resolution to Guilford Battleground Company Executive Director, Maureen Hartigan; GBC Vice- presidents, Bill Lancaster and Dan O’Shea; GBC board member, Carolyn Allen; and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Superintendent, Charles Cranfield. The resolution was initiated by the GBC and adopted by the City Council reaffirming the significance of the battle and its reenactment each year to the City of Greensboro.
Click here to read the resolution.
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The Annual Guilford Courthouse Revolutionary War Lecture Series will be presented at 7:00pm Wednesday March 14-Friday March 16 in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Visitor Center. Author/ historians Scott Liell, John Hairr, and Don Hagist are featured this year. Their books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Reservations are required. Follow the link below for details of the event and reservation information.
Click on this link for the schedule.
46 Pages, Thomas Paine - Liell
“Thomas Paine, a native of Thetford, England, arrived in America’s colonies with little in the way of money, reputation, or prospects, though he did have a letter of recommendation in his pocket from Benjamin Franklin. Paine also had a passion for liberty in all its forms, and an abiding hatred of tyranny. His forceful, direct expression of those principles found voice in a pamphlet he wrote entitled Common Sense, which proved to be the most influential political work of the time. Ultimately, Paine’s treatise provided inspiration to the second Continental Congress for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. 46 Pages is a dramatic look at a pivotal moment in our country’s formation, a scholar’s meticulous recreation of the turbulent years leading up to the Revolutionary War, retold with excitement and new insight”. Amazon
Col Davis Fanning - Hairr
“In this book, award winning writer and historian John Hairr traces the life of the famous Loyalist partisan from his birth in Virginia and childhood in Johnston County, North Carolina, to his death in Digby, Nova Scotia. Fanning’s exploits during the Revolutionary War in the Carolinas are thoroughly chronicled. Hairr includes accounts of action at Ninety Six, Lindley’s Fort, King’s Mountain, Great Cane Brake and Musgroves Mill in South Carolina; Beatti’s Bridge, Elizabethtown, Brown Marsh and House in the Horseshoe from North Carolina. Fanning’s trials and tribulations from Florida to New Brunswick, and his final years in Nova Scotia, are all recorded”. Amazon
Roger Lamb - Hagist
“Roger Lamb is one of the most-often quoted sources for the British soldier’s experience during the American Revolution. This edition is an abridged and completely annotated version of Roger Lamb’s two books; A Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War (1809) and Memoir of My Own Life (1811). Lamb’s wartime experiences have been culled from each book and blended together chronologically to form a highly readable, exciting and authentic narrative of the American Revolution.
The text of A British Soldier’s Story is taken verbatim from Roger Lamb’s own writings. The introduction includes background material on Lamb, plus an overview of the weapons, tactics, uniforms and accouterments used by the British Army during the American Revolution”. Ballandalloch Press
Reservations are required. 336.288.1776
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