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  • Monument Name

    Joseph Winston Grave, Guilford Courthouse

  • Type


  • Subjects

    Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

  • City


  • County


  • Description

    This monument, marking the grave of Joseph Winston, takes the shape of a roughly-cut stone marker housing a bronze plaque. Franklin shares a 7' by 7' plot with Jesse Franklin.

    Images: Graves of Joseph Winston and Jesse Franklin

  • Inscription


  • Custodian

    Guilford Battleground Company

  • Dedication Date

    Fall of 1906.

  • Decade


  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.132220 , -79.844480 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

      "Major Joseph Winston," The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC), December 12, 1894, 2 Link

      "Patriots Today Will Gather on Historic Grounds of Battle," Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), July 4, 1913 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 10, 1901, 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

      Grimes, J. Bryan. "Why North Carolina Should Erect and Preserve Memorials and Mark Historic Places: Address Before the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, Raleigh, N.C., November 4, 1909," ([Raleigh, NC: The News and Observer, 1909]), (accessed May 18, 2012) Link

      Guilford Battle Ground Company. "Invitations and Programs for Fourth of July Celebrations at the Site of the Battle of Guilford Court House," (various, 1888-1906), (accessed May 29, 2012) Link

  • Public Site


  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite and Bronze.

  • Subject Notes

    Winston was born in 1746. He was a Colonel in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War and led a company of riflemen at the Battle of Guilford Court House. Winston later represented North Carolina as both a Representative and a Senator in the United States Congress. He died in 1815 in Stokes County, North Carolina.

  • Landscape

    Winston's remains are located in a plot shared with Jesse Franklin.

  • Death Space


  • Former Locations

    Winston was reburied at Guilford Battlefield on November 2, 1906 in an effort to reinter as many great Revolutionary heroes as possible to the Battleground.

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