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Guilford Courthouse

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Charles Cornwallis


Definition: British victory near a courthouse in North Carolina in March, 1781. Together with the American victory at Cowpens, the engagement at Guilford Courthouse weakened the British forces in the South. General Charles Cornwallis, the commander of the southern British forces, decided to abandon North and South Carolina and march to Virginia.

Related Resources:
The American Revolutionary War
This fun, illustrated article tells you all you need to know about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of view.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Guilford Courthouse: Virtual Battlefield Tour
The battlefield comes alive in this virtual recounting and walk-through.

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Great context here of the battle and its place in the flow of the war.

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