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"Cannonball Monument" courtesy of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, NPS
 
Battle of Guilford Courthouse Monument [Removed]
Guilford Courthouse
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/123
 
Description: This step pyramid topped with a cannonball was one of the first monuments at the site of the Guilford Courthouse. It was removed in 1937. The monument was 2 feet wide and 9 feet high.
 
Nickname: Cannonball Monument
 
Inscription:
GUILFORD BATTLE GROUND, THURSDAY, MARCH THE 15TH, 1781
 
Dedication date: May 1888
 
Materials & Techniques: Granite
 
Cost: The stone was donated from a quarry and the labor used was provided by prisoners.
 
Unveiling & Dedication: The monument was dedicated by Governor A.M. Scales.
 
Former Locations: Removed in 1937.
 
Landscape: The monument was placed in the center of the battlefield. The proximity to the train station that brought visitors to the site was the most important factor in the selection of this location. The monument was removed and the location of the monument is now overgrown.
 
City: Greensboro
 
County: Guilford
 
Subjects: Revolutionary War
 

 

Latitude: 
36.13246
Longitude: 
-79.84541
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