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Wars in NC (Greensboro & Raleigh)

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Visited 2 important War sites in NC.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park - Greensboro, NC (Revolutionary War)
On March 15, 1781. the largest battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at Guilford Courthouse.
An Army of 4,500 American militia was defeated by a smaller British Army of 1,900. led by Lord Charles Cornwallis. After 2 1/2 hours of fighting he forced field withdrawal. Greene's retreat preserved his army's strength, but Cornwallis's victory was won at the cost of over 25% of his army.
Hm. Won, the battle, but later lost the War, (Cornwallis)
IMG_5101.jpg - Picture of Denzil showing Dale his National Park's book and how to stamp it..

Bennett Place
- Raleigh, NC (Civil War)
Largest surrender of troops in the Civil War, 89,270 soldiers in NC; SC; GA; & FL.
The surrender spared NC destruction like bordering states. Equally important, the economy of NC & Durham's was boosted when troops in the area were introduced to "bright leaf" tobacco.


Posted by Vanabout 19:24 Archived in USA Tagged war civil

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