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  • Monument Name

    James Morehead Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This granite monument is roughly cut in the shape of a triangular prism; it holds a bronze plaque on one end.

  • Inscription

    1779 1900 / TO / CAPTAIN JAMES MOREHEAD / OF THE 10TH REGIMENT / N.C. CONTINENTAL LINE / BATTLE OF STONO / JUNE 20TH, 1779 / ELIZABETHTON JULY 1781 / BORN 1750 DIED 1815 / ERECTED BY / COL. JAMES T. AND JOSEPH / M. MOREHEAD AND ROBERT / PERCY GRAY

  • Dedication Date

    1901

  • Decade

    1900s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.131740 , -79.846620 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Arrangement for the Big Celebration at the Battle Ground," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 17, 1903, 1 Link

      "Guilford Battle Ground Affairs," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 1, 1903, 1-2 Link

      "Guilford: The Only Revolutionary Battlefield Now a National Park," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 7, 1909, 1-3 Link

      "Patriots Today Will Gather on Historic Grounds of Battle," Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), July 4, 1912 Link

      "Regulars For Guilford," Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), June 28, 1912, 1 Link

      "The Battle Ground Celebration," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 5, 1905, 6 Link

      "The Battle Ground Company," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), September 1, 1902, 1-2 Link

      "The Fourth at Guilford Battle Ground," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 9, 1902, 1 Link

      "The Glorious Fourth," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), July 1, 1901, 1 Link

      "Turner Statue, Morehead Monument, Davidson & Nash Arches, Greensboro, N.C.," in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, (accessed September 13, 2013) Link

      "Two Big Celebrations," Greensboro Patriot Weekly (Greensboro, NC), June 30, 1903, 1 Link

      Aycock, C. B., and R.F. Beasley, An Address on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Colonial Column and the Monument to Captain James Morehead, (Greensboro NC: Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1901), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

      Baker, Thomas E. The Monuments at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Courthouse NMP, 1991)

      Folder 63c in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 66-77, 105 Link

      Grimes, J. Bryan. "Why North Carolina Should Erect and Preserve Memorials and Mark Historic Places: Address Before the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Raleigh, N.C., November 4, 1909," ([Raleigh, NC: The News and Observer, 1909]), (accessed May 18, 2012) Link

      Image Folder 1 in Joseph M. Morehead Papers, #523, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 7, 9 Link

      Waymarking.com. "Captain James Morehead," (accessed May 7, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Unknown

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite

  • Sponsors

    James Turner, Joseph Morehead, Robert Percy Gray.

  • Nickname

    Tent Monument

  • Landscape

    In a line of monuments at the Guilford Battleground site, it is directly next to the Turner monument.

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