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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.


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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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