Archive for February, 2012

Mayor Perkins presents proclamation

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

Scott 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

John 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

Don 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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Reenactor and Sutler/Craftsman registration forms for the 2012 reenactment of the battle are now available on the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation website.


The Guilford Battleground Company is an enthusiastic supporter of this activity and looks forward to the excellent presentation that the reenactors provide. We anticipate continued interest and good attendance at the forthcoming celebration of the 231st anniversary of the battle. The 2012 reenactments will be Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18 in the Greensboro Country Park.

Click here to obtain the registration form.

Reenactment Safety Regulations for City of Greensboro Reenactment Sites.

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British Drill

The 231st anniversary observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse will be held the weekend of March 17-18, 2012. This annual event is sponsored by the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, and the Guilford Battleground Company. Events for Saturday and Sunday are scheduled from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day.

Reenactment Action

Living history activities will be held in the National Military Park including the Colonial Heritage Center (formerly Tannenbaum Park). The reenactment of the battle will be in Country Park each day from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Put these dates on your calendar and come out to learn more about and gain a better understanding of this critical event in our nations fight for its independence.

Click on this link to see the full weekend schedule

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