Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Guilford Courthouse Reenactment
This past weekend I went by the annual reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. On March 15, 1781, American forces under General Nathaniel Greene met a British force under Lord Cornwallis at Guilford Courthouse, near Greensboro, North Carolina. The culmination of the Southern campaign of the American Revolution, the battle was technically won by the British, but Cornwallis's army was so weakened, he had to retreat to Yorktown, Virginia and the final American victory. On Saturday and Sunday, historical reenactment groups from all over the country provided displays of Revolutionary War camp life and a daily battle reenactment.
Cousin Taylor Rollins spent the weekend as a camp follower with the 1st New Jersey Light Infantry.
(Photographs copyright 2010 by Dan Routh)