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U.S. Time Periods » 1763-1815: Revolution

Guilford Courthouse: A Pivotal Battle in the War for Independence

looks at this battle—how it was fought; how its outcome was characterized, including reports from both General Nathanael Greene and Lord Cornwallis; and why it was important. About 1,700 "Continentals" (three-year enlistees in the regular army) and 2,700 militia (mostly farmers who were nonprofessional temporary soldiers called up for short periods of service during an emergency) fought against the redcoats near this North Carolina town of fewer than 100 people. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Map was published in 1787 in Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton's Campaigns of 1780 and 1781 in the Southern Provinces of North America. It was based on a map drawn in the field by one of Cornwallis's army

Battle of Guilford

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