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  • Monument Name

    Maryland Monument, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type

    War Memorial

  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War

  • City

    Greensboro

  • County

    Guilford

  • Description

    On June 8th, 1891 the Professor Edward Graham Daves of the Maryland Historical Society proposed the erection of a monument to the Maryland soldiers who fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The monument was planned by the Maryland Historical Society and was dedicated in October of 1892. It stands in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park with many other monuments. The monument is a rough cube of Maryland granite with two bronze tablets: one bearing the Maryland Coat of Arms and the other an inscription to the Maryland soldiers who fought on the battlefield in Guilford during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.

  • Inscription

    MARYLAND’S TRIBUTE TO / HER HEROIC DEAD. / --- / ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF / THE MARYLAND HISTORICAL / SOCIETY / IN MEMORY OF THE SOLDIERS / OF THE MARYLAND LINE. / 1781-1892 / --- / NON OMNIS MORIAR

  • Custodian

    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

  • Dedication Date

    October 15, 1892

  • Decade

    1890s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.134040 , -79.842150 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 Courthouse: Historic Monument Pictures," National Park Service, (accessed November 30, 2011) Link

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

      "Monument for Guilford Battle-Field," The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), February 5, 1892 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

      "The Maryland Monument. Unveiled Yesterday at Guilford Battle Ground," The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), October 16, 1892, 1 Link

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

      A Memorial Volume of the Guilford Battle Ground Company, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Battleground Company, 1893), 1-27, (accessed February 8, 2012) Link

      Alderman, A. E. An Address, Delivered Oct. 15th 1892 by Professor A. E. Alderman, at the Guilford Battle Ground, on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Monument to the Maryland Soldiers, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1893), (accessed May 15, 2012) Link

      Banks, Howard O. "Report of Howard O. Banks to the 'Charlotte Observer' of the Celebration at Guilford Battle Ground, July 4th, 1893," (accessed May 16, 2012) Link

      Folder 20 in David Schenck Papers, #652, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 98-106 Link

      Guilford Battle Ground Company. Extracts from the Memorial Volume of the Guilford Battle Ground Company, Greensborough, NC, 1894, (Greensboro, NC: Guilford Battle Ground Company, 1894), (accessed May 15, 2012) Link

      Van Noppen, Addie. The Battle Field of Guilford Court House, (Greensboro, NC: Jos. J. Stone & Company, 1927), (accessed February 6, 2012) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Maryland granite, bronze tablets

  • Sponsors

    Maryland Historical Society

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    B.F. Dixon provided an opening prayer. Professor Edward Graham Daves of Baltimore gave a speech "Maryland and North Carolina in the Campaign of 1780-1781." Professor E. A. Alderman also spoke on behalf of the Guilford Battle Ground Company. The crowd next sang "The Old North State" before marching to the monument where Mrs. Edith Hagen recited a poem by Mrs. E. D. Hundley. Finally the monument was unveiled while the song "Honour the Brave" was played.

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