Guilford Courthouse National Military Park | BATTLEFIELD TOUR STOP 4

Information panel at Stop 4 on the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield Tour

Information panel at Stop 4 on the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield Tour


See the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield Tour home page for a tour map.


THE EXPANDING BATTLE

Stop 4 on the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield Tour commemorates the continued battle between Henry Lee’s men (left flank of the American first line that got lost when retreating) and the contingent of British soldiers that split off from the main British forces in pursuit. It is not the actual spot where the fighting took place, as that spot is outside the park boundaries. This is just the closest spot in the park to the actual battle site.

In addition to an information panel is a monument for Major Joseph Winston and his riflemen who fought with Henry Lee.

Winston Monument at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Winston Monument at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Winston Monument at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Winston Monument at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Near the parking lot are the graves Winston and Jesse Franklin, who also fought in the battle. Franklin went on to become governor of North Carolina. Both died in the early 1800s and were reinterred here in 1906.

Jesse Franklin grave at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Jesse Franklin grave at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Joseph Winston grave at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Joseph Winston grave at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park


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Last updated on January 24, 2022
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