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320 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 illus., 9 maps, appends., notes, bibl., index

Long, Obstinate, and Bloody

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse


On March 15, 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. In Long, Obstinate, and Bloody, the first book-length examination of the Guilford Courthouse engagement, Lawrence E. Babits and Joshua B. Howard piece together what really happened on the wooded plateau in what is today Greensboro, North Carolina, and identify where individuals stood on the battlefield, when they were there, and what they could have seen, thus producing a new bottom-up story of the engagement.

About the Author

Lawrence E. Babits is professor emeritus of history at East Carolina University.

Joshua B. Howard is an independent scholar.


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