The Battle of Guilford Courthouse is back.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions for the past two years the reenactment of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, which was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War, has been cancelled.
However, with COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, the reenactment will return to Greensboro Country Park on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13.
The reenactment of the battle, which the British won, will be held at 2 p.m. each day and attendance is free.
The re-enactors will set up military encampments depicting the lives of the Revolutionary War soldiers, which can be viewed before or after the battle reenactments.
Vendors will also be selling Colonial arts and crafts at the site. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the battlefield, which is on land where parts of the actual battle was fought, and at Shelter 9 in Country Park.
Parking will be available at 3802 Jaycee Park Dr., with shuttles provided to take spectators to the battlefield.
Due to the noise created by cannons, musket and rifle fire, the BarkPark will closed the entire weekend and dogs will not be permitted in Country Park during the reenactments.
The actual Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, between American forces under the leadership of General Nathanael Greene and British troops commanded by Lord Charles Cornwallis.
Although technically the British won the battle because Greene ordered his troops to retreat, leaving the battlefield in British hands, the British suffered such heavy losses that Cornwallis abandoned his campaign in the Carolinas and took the British army to Virginia where Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.
Although somewhere along the line an E was dropped, Greensboro is named for Nathanael Greene and not for its trees and plants as some people seem to think.
For more information about the reenactment, people may call the Country Park office at 336-373-3648 or visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/reenactment.