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Reenactment CrowdGreat crowds attended the events of the 231st Anniversary Observation of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. American TroopsMilitary 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.British Troops

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 Units

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

 American Units

 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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