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  • Monument Name

    American Third Line Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    Column

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    The monument is in the shape of a large tapered column; it is made of lightly colored granite and stands 15' high with a diameter of 1'8".

  • Inscription

    East: 1910

    West: REGULARS / GREENE'S 3RD LINE

  • Custodian

    Guilford Battleground Company

  • Dedication Date

    July 4, 1910

  • Decade

    1910s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.134950 , -79.841430 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

      Vance, Zebulon. Address at the Guilford Battle Ground, May 4, 1889, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1889), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite.

  • Nickname

    Regulars' Monument

  • Subject Notes

    The monument is supposed to commemorate the American Third Line; however, it is incorrectly placed. At this part of the battlefield the American Continentals were deployed. It was here that they hoped to stop the British attacks.

  • Landscape

    The marker can be reached from Guilford Courthouse Tour Road, on the left when traveling west. It is at the top of a ridge overlooking the Stuart monument.

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