Griffin Fauntleroy Monument
Description: This monument, a rectangular slab of roughly-cut granite in the shape of a tombstone, stands just over 3.5 feet tall with a width of 2.5 feet.
Nickname: 1st Virginia Cavalry Monument
THIS SITE WAS OCCUPIED / BY THE 1ST VIRGINIA CALVARY / UNDER LIEUTENANT COLONEL / WILLIAM WASHINGTON, CONT'L / LINE, AND IT WAS HERE CAPTAIN / GRIFFIN FAUNTLEROY, 1ST VA. / LT. DRAGOONS, CONT'L LINE- / WAS MORTALLY WOUNDED ON / MARCH 15, 1781. / BORN SEPTEMBER 28, 1754. / NORTHUMBERLAND CO., VA /
Dedication date: Placed on the battleground sometime between June 30, 1931 and April 1932. The exact date is unknown.
Creator: PC Fauntleroy, Designer
Materials & Techniques: Granite.
Sponsor: This slab was funded in part by P. C. Fauntleroy, a descendant of Griffin Fauntleroy.
Subject notes: Fauntleroy was born in 1754 in Northumberland County and by 1776 was a lieutenant in the Seventh Virginia Continental Infantry. A year later he was serving in the First Continental Light Dragoons and was promoted to Captain. During the battle on March 15, 1781 at Guilford Courthouse, Fauntleroy was shot in the thigh. He was left on the field where he died.
Landscape: The monument is located in the woods off of a trail that runs through a portion of the park.
Subjects: Revolutionary War