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  • Monument Name

    Edward Stevens Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    This granite base and podium-shaped block commemorates Edward Stevens of the Virginia Troops, who was wounded in the battle here. There is a bronze plaque laying on a slant at the top of the monument with an inscription. The monument measures 2'6" in height and 2'4" in width.

    Images (courtesy of Natasha Smith): Bronze plaque

  • Inscription

    ON THIS SPOT / BRIG. GEN. EDWARD STEVENS / WAS WOUNDED WHILE MAKING A / GALLANT STAND WITH HIS / VIRGINIA TROOPS / ERECTED BY / THE CULPEPER MINUTE MEN CHAPTER / D.A.R. OF CULPEPER, VIRGINIA / 1934

  • Custodian

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

  • Dedication Date

    October 15, 1931

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.132980 , -79.845460 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Inventory Form - Guilford Courthouse National Military Park," National Register of Historic Places, (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

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

      “Brig. Gen. Edward Stevens,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed April 11, 2018) Link

      “Martinsville People to Attend Unveiling Ceremony,” The Bee (Danville, VA.), October 14, 1931

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and bronze

  • Sponsors

    Culpeper Minute Men Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Mrs. Byrd Leavell, Culpeper, Virginia, regent of the Minute Men Chapter, DAR, was in charge of the unveiling program. Julius C. Smith, an attorney from Martinsville, Virginia was the chief speaker.

  • Subject Notes

    General Edward Stevens was the commander of the Virginia militia on the battlefields second line. Born in 1745 in Culpepper County, Virginia, he served in many Revolutionary War battles including Brandywine, Germantown, Camden, Guilford (where he was wounded), and Yorktown. He later served eight years in the Virginia Legislature.

  • Location

    This monument is located on New Garden Road, right after the intersection of Old Battleground Road, near one of the parking lots in the park.

  • Landscape

    The memorial is surrounded by mature trees of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

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