Long, Obstinate, and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse
Univ of North Carolina Press, Mar 15, 2009 - History - 320 pages
On March 15, 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. In Long, Obstinate, and Bloody, the first book-length examination of the Guilford Courthouse engagement, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard piece together what really happened on the wooded plateau in what is today Greensboro, North Carolina, and identify where individuals stood on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they could have seen, thus producing a new bottom-up story of the engagement.
Order of Battle
Postwar Location of Pensioners by State of Service
A Note on Sources
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1st Maryland 2nd Guards Battalion 2nd Maryland 33rd Foot accounts American artillery attack Babits and Howard Banastre Tarleton bayonet Bose Regiment Brig brigade British army British Legion Camden campaign Campbell Capt captain Carolinians casualties cavalry Charles Cornwallis Charles O’Hara Clinton command Cornwallis to Germain County militia Cowpens Delaware dragoons enemy field fighting fire force Ford fought George Tucker Graham Greene’s army grenadiers Guilford Courthouse Guilford Veterans Henry Hessians horse Huger Isaac Huger jaegers James John Eager Howard killed Kirkwood’s Lee’s Legion March Maryland Memoirs militiamen Morgan moved muskets Nathanael Greene North Carolina Continentals North Carolina militia officers ordered Otho Holland Williams Papers pension application Peter Francisco retreat returned Revolutionary Sketches rifle River Roll Salisbury Road Samuel Houston served shot Showman skirmish soldiers South Stuart Tarleton third line took troops Virginia Continentals Virginia militia volley Washington Webster Whigs Williams’s woods wounded yards