Most people visiting Boston, Valley Forge or Yorktown
might think Revolutionary War. But few visitors to
Greensboro, North Carolina, think that way. And yet:
"The largest, most hotly-contested battle of the Revolutionary
War's Southern Campaign was fought at the small
North Carolina back county hamlet of Guilford Courthouse.
"At the head of the American troops was General Nathanael
Greene, Washington's best trusted subordinate, a military
leader and strategist. Although Greene lost fewer troops
than the British (6-7% compared to 28% for the British), he
lost the battle.
" Even so, this battle is considered a significant factor in an American victory in the Revolutionary war." NPS site
The hard fought battle in March, 1781 weakened British troops and set the stage for British collapse and surrender in October, 1781 in Yorktown.
The city of Greensboro and one of its main streets are named
after General Greene. Today, General Greene's story, the tale
of this battle, and its significance to American victory in the
Revolutionary war is told at the Guilford Courthouse National
Military Park which is located in the city of Greensboro.