Battle of Guilford – Cornwallis’ Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. In pursuance of my intended plan, I had encamped on the 13th instant, at the Quaker Meeting, between the forks of Deep River. On the 14th I received information that General Butler, with a body of North Carolina militia, …

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Another American Account of Guilford

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. The enemy were so beaten that we should have disputed the victory could we have saved our artillery, but the general thought it was a necessary sacrifice. The spirits of the soldiery would have been affected if the cannon …

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Battle of Guilford – General Greene’s Account

From Diary of the American Revolution, Vol II.  Compiled by Frank Moore and published in 1859. March 16.—Yesterday morning an engagement was brought on near Guilford Court House, between a small part of the American regulars, joined by a very considerable body of militia, and most of General Cornwallis’s army.1 Early in the morning, the …

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Thomas Jefferson to the President of Congress

Richmond, March 21, 1781. Sir, The enclosed letter will inform you of the arrival of a British fleet in Chesapeake bay. The extreme negligence of our stationed expresses is no doubt the cause why, as yet, no authentic account has reached us of a general action, which happened on the 15th instant, about a mile …

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