Crown Forces Monument, Guilford Courthouse
The monument is a granite obelisk standing atop a plinth with inscriptions that include a list of the British forces that fought in the battle. The obelisk/plinth sits upon a double base and poured concrete foundation. Total height is approximately 16ft.
Images: Far-off view | Front inscription | Rear inscription | Left inscription | Right inscription
Front: LT. GEN. CHARLES, 2ND EARL CORNWALLIS / COMMANDING GENERAL / LEST WE FORGET
Left Side: HESSEN-KASSEL REGIMENT VON BOSE / DET. HESSEN-KASSEL JAGERKORPS / DET. ANSBACH-BAYREUTH JAGERKORPS / DET. 17TH REGIMENT OF LIGHT DRAGOONS / BRITISH LEGION CAVALRY / ROYAL NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT
Rear: IN MEMORY OF THE MEN WHO FOUGHT / AND THE UNITS OF THE CROWN FORCES / IN WHICH THEY SERVED AT THE / BATTLE OF GUILFORD COURTHOUSE / MARCH 15, 1781 / MMXVI
Right Side: DET. 1ST REGIMENT OF FOOT GUARDS / DET. COLDSTREAM REGIMENT / OF FOOT GUARDS / DET. 3RD REGIMENT OF FOOT GUARDS / 23RD REGIMENT OF FOOT, / ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS / 33RD REGIMENT OF FOOT / 2ND BATTALION, 71ST REGIMENT OF FOOT, FRASER’S HIGHLANDERS / DETS. CAPT. T. JOHNSON’S AND / CAPT. C. WOOD’S COYS, / ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
March 13, 2016
36.131740 , -79.846620 View in Geobrowse
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Guilford Battleground Company
Speakers at the dedication ceremony included Park Superintendent Doyle Sapp, Guilford Battleground Company President Ed Deaton, historian Dr. Larry Babits, and Col. Nicholas Lock, Assistant Military Attaché, British Embassy, Washington, DC. Jay Callaham presided as Master of Ceremonies. The Guilford Courthouse Fife and Drum Corps provided period music. An Honor Guard composed of reenactors fired a three volley salute. Photos from the Crown Forces Monument dedication ceremony.
The obelisk is at the intersection of Greenhurst Drive and Green Acres Lane, on the right when traveling south on Greenhurst Drive. Marker is in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, on the Auto Tour between the Visitor Center and stop 2. The obelisk is located in Greensboro NC 27410.
The memorial stands on the grass surrounded by mature trees.