The 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.