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Battle Reenactment March 18/19

The Guilford Courthouse Battle Reenactment will be help on the weekend of March 18 and 19 this year at Country Park in Greensboro. In addition to the reenactment  Country Park and Guilford Courthouse National Park  will have colonial life demonstrations  going on all weekend.

Untitled_Panorama1 copy eThe dedication of the Crown Forces Monument on March 13, 2016 was a signal event and a significant day for the Guilford Battleground Company and the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

The monument is dedicated: “In memory of the men who fought and the units of the Crown Forces in which they served at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse March 15, 1781.”

Speakers at the event included Park Superintendent Doyle Sapp, GBC President Ed Deaton, author and historian Dr. Larry Babits, and Col. Nicholas Lock, Assistant Military Attaché, British Embassy, Washington, DC. Jay Callaham presided as Master of Ceremonies. The Guilford Courthouse Fife and Drum Corps provided period music, and an Honor Guard composed of reenactors  fired a three volley salute.

Mr. Jimmy Wiggins, owner of North State Monument, designed and erected the monument. The foundation was designed by S&ME.

Click to view the Building of a Monument photos.

Click to view the Dedication Ceremony photos.

Click to view the Dedication Ceremony video provided by South Carolina Educational TV.

Click to view the WFMY Channel 2 video of Jay Callaham presentation.

Click to view the Resolution  Recognizing Crown Forces Monument Day by the City of Greensboro and County of Guiford.

Panoramic photo courtesy Ed Wasserboehr. Dedication photos courtesy of Carol Deaton.

 

GUILFORD BATTLE ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE

 

(Greensboro, NC)   Over 300 Revolutionary War reenactors from across the country will muster in Greensboro on March 18th & 19th, 2017 to commemorate the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, The Colonial Heritage Center, and Greensboro Country Park.  Scheduled events take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

 

At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will honor those who fought on these grounds in a ceremony at the Nathanael Greene Monument. The program will feature Revolutionary War music performed by the Guilford Courthouse Fife & Drum Corps, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a volley of flintlock musket fire.  Other weekend events include a variety of interpretive programs demonstrating military life, colonial life-ways, 18th century dancing, musical performances, firearms demonstrations, and guided walks of the battlefield. There will also be a dedication to the new Crown Forces Monument at 11:00 AM on Sunday. All three parks will have military encampments.

 

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be reenacted at 2:00 PM in Country Park both Saturday and Sunday. Parking for the reenactment is available at Jaycee Park located at 3899 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455.

 

All activities are free to the public.  Visit http://www.nps.gov/guco for a complete schedule of events.

 

 

The Lecture Series is presented each year in conjunction with the anniversary observance of the battle fought on March 15,1781. This year’s series will be offered on four nights, Tuesday, March 8 through Friday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in in the Park Visitor Center auditorium. The Lecture Series is sponsored by the National Park Service and the Guilford Battleground Company. Lectures are free to attend, but reservations are required and may be made by calling 336.288.1776

For details about each speaker visit: http://www.nps.gov/guco/planyourvisit/lecture-series-2016.htm

 

Over 300 Revolutionary War reenactors from across the country will muster in Greensboro on March 12th & 13th, 2016 to commemorate the 235th Anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, The Colonial Heritage Center, and Greensboro Country Park. Scheduled events take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM each day.
At 10:00 AM on Saturday, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will honor those who fought on these grounds in a ceremony at the Nathanael Greene Monument. The program will feature Revolutionary War music performed by the Guilford Courthouse Fife & Drum Corps, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a volley of flintlock musket fire. Other weekend events include a variety of interpretive programs demonstrating military life, colonial life-ways, 18th century dancing, musical performances, firearms demonstrations, and guided walks of the battlefield.All three parks will have military encampments.
There will also be a dedication to the new Crown Forces Monument at 11:00 AM on Sunday.
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be reenacted at 2:00 PM in Country Park both Saturday and Sunday. Parking for the reenactment is available at Jaycee Park located at 3899 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro, NC 27455.
All activities are free to the public.

Follow this link for the weekend schedule. http://www.nps.gov/guco/upload/ANNIVERSARY-weekend-schedule-2016.pdf

You may also check with the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park at 336-288-1776 or the Greensboro Country Park at 336- 373-3648.

In addition to the 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Veteran’s Day celebration “History of the American Soldier ” timeline representing periods of U.S. military history from the 1600’s until the present, Dr. Scott Culclasure will be signing his newest book from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the park’s Visitor Center.

Dr. Culclasure’s book Guide to the MONUMENTS Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has just been published by the Guilford Battleground Company and is available for purchase in the Eastern National bookstore located in the Visitor Center. The book provides the historical context of the monument’s placement in the park, a description and photograph of each monument, and a map of the park indicating the locations of the monuments.

PROGRAM TO HONOR VETERANS’ DAY

On Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Veterans' Day 1Guilford Courthouse National Military Park will present “History of the American Soldier” an educational program in honor of Veterans’ Day.

The “History of the American Soldier” involves a timeline representing periods of U.S. military history from the 1600’s until the present. Each period will feature a soldier or group of soldiers, portrayed by park volunteers, uniformed, equipped and armed according to the period they represent. The public is invited to tour the timeline and to speak with these soldiers to ask questions and to see and compare the changes from one historical period to another.

This outdoor program, located at Stop 8 near the General Nathanael Greene Monument, is sponsored by the National Park Service and Guilford Courthouse National Military Park with the assistance of its dedicated Volunteers In Parks. This program is free to the public and is dependent on favorable weather conditions.

For more information call the Park. (336) 288-1776