Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park has many historically significant pieces of art. Everything in this section is somewhere in the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Take a stroll through the park to find all of the monuments and enjoy exploring!

Location: 2332 New Garden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410

General Greene Monument 

The monument by Francis H. Packer consists of two bronze statues, the larger of which is Nathanael Greene on a stallion. The smaller figure is a representation of a classically-garbed Athena with a shield and laurels. The monument stands over 27 feet tall. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

 

Winston Monument

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A statue of Joseph Winston stands defiantly on top of a granite base. Winston, clad in Revolutionary garb, grips his sword in his right hand while pointing forward with his left. The base of the monument holds bronze tablets on its four sides which bear the inscriptions below. The monument measures 15′ in height and 5’6′ in width at the base. The statue is made of composition metal, “so nearly resembling pure bronze that no one but an expert can distinguish it.” Contemporary newspapers praised the statue by W.H. Mullins Co. and claimed that it was the “handsomest piece of statuary in North Carolina’ and “as a work of art it has no equal in beauty in the South” Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

Cavalry Monument

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A large granite obelisk resting on a granite base, measuring 22’4’’ in height and 4’10” in width at the base of the monument. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

 

The Kerrenhappuch Turner Monument

Kerrenhappuch Norman Turner was the wife of James Turner, one of the early settlers of Maryland. Oral tradition indicates that upon news of her son’s grave injury at the Guilford Courthouse, Kerrenhappuch rode on horseback to her wounded son’s aid. She is said to have nursed him to health at Guilford Courthouse. This statue by J. Segesmen depicts her holding a cup of water and a towel as she nurses her son back to health. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

 

Regular’s Monument

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This obelisque-type sculpture is displayed in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. It is a column like piece of stone, but the top half is clearly edged and comes to a point. Photos taken by Lynn Hey.

 

David Schenck Monument

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This truncated granite column stands approximately eleven feet tall and is dedicated to one of the early preservers of the Guilford battleground. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

 

Caldwell Monument

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This monument, a roughly-cut rectangular granite block placed on top of a granite base, measures 6’11” in height and 3′ wide, not including the base. It was created by  W.H. Mullins Co. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro

 

James Stuart Monument

This is the only monument at Guilford Battlefield that honors a British soldier. It honors James Stuart (or Stewart), who died here along the third line. It is a marble shaft placed on a granite base and stands nearly six feet tall. Photos taken by Lynn Hey and Action Greensboro.

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