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Francis Nash Arch
Francis Nash Arch [Removed]
Guilford Courthouse

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Description: This monumental structure, made out of granite blocks consisting of two piers connected by an arch, was reminiscent of a Roman Triumphal Arch. Each pier housed a bronze plaque. The arch, which has since been removed, overlooked a path along the grounds of the Guilford Courthouse.

Brigadier General Francis Nash, born 1742 fatally wounded in battle of Germantown, Oct. 4th, 1777; member of Provincial Congress of N.C., 1775; Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 10th, 1775; Colonel April 10th, 1776; Brigadier General Feb. 5, 1777. / "Ever since the dawn of the Revolution, I have stood for the cause of liberty and my country." / In honor of the memory of Brig. General Francis Nash, who fell in the battle of Germantown on the 4th day of Oct., 1777, bravely contending for the independence of his country.

Dedication date: July 4, 1906.

Creator: b

Materials & Techniques: Granite.

Unveiling & Dedication: An address was given by Hon. A. M. Waddell at the unveiling.

Former Locations: Originally the New Garden Road passed through the arch. The arch was dismantled in 1937.

City: Greensboro

County: Guilford

Subjects: Removed Monuments,Revolutionary War

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