Archive for February, 2011

Attending the Guilford Courthouse Revolutionary War Lecture Series not only provides the opportunity to hear scholarly Revolutionary War historians speak, but also to purchase and have autographed some of the books they have authored. Available in the Eastern National store located in the park’s Visitors Center will be Gerald Carbone’s “Washington: Lessons in Leadership”, Randell Jones’ “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” and Eric Williams’ “Old Ninety-Six: A History and Guide” . Carbone’s “Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution” is also in the store.

Other selections in the Eastern National store in which you might have an interest include:
“Long, Obstinate, and Bloody;The Battle of Guilford Courthouse” by Lawrence Babits and Joshua Howard. This book was the winner of 2010 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award in Battle History. Babits is also the author of “A Devil of a Whipping- The Battle of Cowpens”:
“With Zeal and With Bayonets Only:The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783” by Matthew Spring. Spring’s book is the 2010 winner of the Cox Book Prize which is awarded by the Society of the Cincinnati.
“The Road to Guilford Courthouse” by John Buchanan;
“A People’s History of the American Revolution” by Ray Raphael; and
“Washington & Cornwallis” by Benton Rain Patterson

Click on link below to view lecture schedule.
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The Guilford Battleground Company is pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2011 Maureen Hartigan joined the organization as its Executive Director. The GBC anticipates that with her knowledge, experience and leadership skills she will assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.

Her primary responsibilities include representing the GBC and its mission to funding sources, stakeholders and the community. She will be responsible for day-to-day administration of the organization: overseeing and directing the economic development planning; implementation, monitoring and evaluating all programs; and providing fund-raising through grant writing, contracts, and private donations/special events.

Maureen has over 35 years of management experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations, consulting and business ownership, Her key areas of expertise include Strategic and Business Planning, Communications and Public Information/Education, Facilitation, Education, Training, and Development, and Executive Coaching and Leadership Development. Since 1994, she has been President and Owner of her own management consulting firm, Hartigan & Associates. She has provided strategic planning and management consulting services to many organizations including businesses, government, educational and non-profit clients. Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, the Greensboro Public Library and the Refugee Information Network of Guilford are among her clients. She also serves as a coach in the Executive Director Academy of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium…

Earlier in her career, she held various management positions in marketing, planning and communications with AMEC Earth & Environmental, Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation, TRW Inc; and General Electric Company.

After Hurricane Katrina, Maureen spent four months in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana where she helped develop a long-term community recovery plan for that parish as a subcontractor to FEMA in their Emergency Services Function…

Maureen has lived in Greensboro for 24 years. She enjoys genealogy, traveling and the theater and is a strong community volunteer. Maureen currently serves on several boards including the Fun Fourth Advisory Committee, Women’s Professional Forum Foundation and Women’s Resource Center. She also serves on the Complaint Review Committee of the Human Relations Commission of the City of Greensboro.

University Of North Carolina at Greensboro, M.S. Business and Marketing Education, 1994
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State College), North Adams, MA, B.S. Business Administration, Major: Marketing, 1976

Guilford Nonprofit Consortium
Fun Fourth Committee, City of Greensboro

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This popular and well attended lecture series will be presented three nights beginning Wednesday, March 9 through Friday, March 11. Historians and authors Gerald Carbone, Randell Jones, and Eric Williams are the featured speakers. The lectures are free and open to the public, but due to limited seating reservations are required.

Carbone is the author of “Washington, Lessons in Leadership” which is also the title of his lecture. Carbone’s publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, has the following to say about Carbone’s book on Washington. “Before he became “the Father of our Country,” George Washington was the Father of the American Army. He took an army that had no experience, no tradition, and no training, and fought a protracted war against the best, most disciplined force in the world—the British Army. Deftly handling the political realm, Washington convinced Congress to keep his army supplied—a difficult task when the country was really just a loose confederation of states with no power to tax. Washington influenced every phase of the Revolutionary war, from beginning to end. He left his mark with strategies and a vision of the Revolution as a war of attrition. His offenses were as brilliant as they were unpredictable, such as his legendary Christmas Day strike at Trenton, and a bold foray through the fog to nearly drive the British from the field at Germantown. It was an aggressive attack that helped convince the French that the American Army was worth supporting. In Washington, award-winning author Gerald M. Carbone argues that it is this sort of fearless but not reckless, spontaneous but calculated, offensive that Washington should be remembered for–as a leader not of infallibility but of greatness.”

Randell Jones, whose lecture is titled “Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain”, is the author of “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” and “In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett.” His publisher,John F Blair, says of Jones “Randell Jones is an author and storyteller. He is past president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, founded in the mid-1970s to promote national recognition for the Overmountain Men of 1780 whose two-week campaign across the Appalachians in pursuit of British Major Patrick Ferguson resulted in the Battle of Kings Mountain, a Patriot victory regarded by many historians as the turning point in the American Revolution.”

Eric Williams, retired Historian at the Ninety-Six Historical site, is the co-author with Robert Dunkerly of the book, "Old Ninety Six; A History and Guide." The History Press states that “Few locations in South Carolina have figured as prominently in the early history of the state as the old town of Ninety Six. As a witness to two Revolutionary War battles, two Cherokee War battles, a trading post, three forts and two towns, the site is perhaps one of the richest archaeological sites of the American Revolution in the South. In recognition of its rich History, the Ninety Six National Historic Site became part of the National Park Service in 1976.”

Follow the link below for the complete schedule,contact information, and other details
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The 230th anniversary observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse which was fought on March 15, 1781 will be held at Guilford Courthouse NMP and Greensboro’s Country Park the weekend of March 12-13. A number of events are planned for the GCHNMP each day from 8:30am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Reenactments will be presented in Country Park each day from 2:00pm -3:00pm. Put this significant opportunity to celebrate our nations fight for independence on your calendar now. You won’t want to miss it.

Link to the Schedule of Events below


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2010 Action

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the annual Reenactment of the Battle of  Guilford Courthouse at Greensboro Country Park every March. The 2011 anniversary commemoration takes place at 2 pm March 12-13 at Country Park, 3905 Nathanael Green Drive. This year the registration for reenactors and sutlers will be made through the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department. Access for registration forms for Unit Registration for Guilford Courthouse Reenactment and Sutler and Craftsman Registration Forms are on line at the following link.


The General Rules and Guidelines for Participants are also at this site.

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