Battle Brief: Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Join the National Museum of the US Army for the first in its series of one-hour virtual tours of American battlefields, forts, and other sites related to the Army’s extensive history. The first tour will focus on the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March 1781, one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War. There on a cold, damp afternoon in North Carolina’s piedmont region, American forces under Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene fought Lt. Gen. Charles, Lord Cornwallis’s British army in a decisive two-hour battle that resulted in a Pyrrhic British victory, but was also a strategic triumph for Greene and the cause of Independence in the South. Hosted by Museum historian John Maass, this program will combine the narrative of events of the campaign and battle, along with historic images, Soldiers’ stories, maps, and pictures of the battleground today. This live program takes place at 12 PM EST on 9 February 2021, and is a repeat of the 2 February presentation.

This event is free and open to the public. Register for the “Battle Brief: Battle of Guilford Courthouse”


February 9, 2021 @ 12:00
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm (1h)