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James Stuart Monument

James Stuart Monument
Guilford Courthouse
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/124

Description: 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.

Inscription:
East face: OF THE SECOND BAT- /
ALION OF THE QUEENS /
GUARDS, WAS KILLED /
AT THIS SPOT BY /
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH /
OF THE FIRST MARY- /
LAND REGIMENT.


South face: COL. STUART'S SWORD /
WAS UNBURIED HERE /
IN 1866.


North face: ERECTED BY THE /
G.B.G CO. IN HONOR /
OF A BRAVE FOE. /
1895


Dedication date: 1895
Creator: b

Materials & Techniques: White marble shaft with granite base.

Sponsor: Guilford Battleground Company

Subject notes: James Stuart was a colonel and commander of the Second Guards Battalion during the battle. He was engaged in a duel by Captain John Smith of the First Maryland but was supposedly killed by a bullet shot from a musket in the First Maryland. In 1866 a sword belonging to James Stuart was plowed up in the battlefield at the spot where this monument was erected. However, the location of the sword is unknown today.

Controversies: There is variation in the spelling of his last name and has been printed as both Stewart and Stuart.

Landscape: The monument is located off of Historic New Garden Road, near the Delaware and Maryland monuments.

City: Greensboro

County: Guilford

Subjects: Revolutionary War

Latitude: 
36.1343
Longitude: 
-79.84107
Subjects: 
Origin - location: 

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