Monument to Nathaniel Greene, Guilford Battle Ground, Greensboro, N.C.
This is a postcard image of the Monument to Nathaniel Greene, located at Guilford Battleground in Greensboro, N.C. Nathaniel Greene was a Quaker from Rhode Island who rose to the rank of general under George Washington in the American Revolution. Washington appointed him to the command troops in the South during the war. Greene led his Patriot forces against Lord Charles Cornwallis's at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on March 15, 1781. Although the Patriots led by Greene lost the battle, the British army under Cornwallis lost substantial troops and were severely weakened. This paved the way for Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown in October later that year, bringing an end to the Revolutionary War.
The monument, composed of a bronze equestrian statue on a granite bases, was dedicated on July 3, 1915. Today the battleground is National Park Service National Military Park, Guilford Courthouse: https://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm
"Monument to Nathaniel Greene, Guilford Battle Ground, Greensboro, N.C." Illustration. [date unknown]. Burlington, N.C.: David News Co. In Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/nc_post/id/5477
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