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  • Monument Name

    Edward Stevens Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • 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.

  • 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

      "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

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

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

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

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and bronze.

  • Sponsors

    Culpeper Minute Men Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution

  • 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.

  • Landscape

    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.

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