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The following units and commanders fought at the Battle of Guilford Court House on March 15, 1781.

Abbreviations usedEdit

Military rankEdit

OtherEdit

  • (w) = wounded
  • (mw) = mortally wounded
  • (k) = killed in action

British forcesEdit

LTG Charles, Earl Cornwallis
MG Alexander Leslie, second in command

Brigade Regiments and Others
Right wing


   MG Alexander Leslie

  • 1st Guards Battalion: Ltc Chapel Norton
  • 2nd Battalion, 71st Regiment of Foot: probably Maj. Simon Fraser
  • Regiment von Bose: Ltc Johann Christian de Puis
Left wing


   Ltc James Webster (w)

Reserve


   BG Charles O’Hara (w)
   Ltc James Stuart (k)
   BG Charles O'Hara[1]

  • 2nd Guards Battalion: Ltc James Stuart (k)
  • Grenadier Guards Company
Cavalry
Royal artillery


   Lt John McLeod

  • 1 (or 2) six-pounders
  • 2 three-pounders

American forcesEdit

MG Nathanael Greene
BG Isaac Huger, second in command (w)

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Continentals

Maryland Brigade


   Col Otho Williams

Virginia Brigade


   BG Isaac Huger (w)

  • Green’s Virginia Regiment: Ltc John Green
  • Hawes' Virginia Regiment: Ltc Samuel Hawes
Independent Continental Units

North Carolina militia

Butler’s Brigade


   BG John Butler

  • North Carolina militia
Eaton’s Brigade


   BG Thomas Eaton

  • Militia regiment: Col William Linton
  • Militia regiment: Col Benjamin Williams
Other
  • North Carolina Rifle corps: Maj Joseph Winston
  • North Carolina cavalry: Capt Marquis de Bretigney

Virginia militia

First Virginia brigade


   BG Edward Stevens (w)

  • Militia regiment: Col Samuel McDowell
  • Militia regiment: Col George Moffet
  • two other militia regiments
Second Virginia brigade


   BG Robert Lawson

  • three militia regiments
Rifle units
  • Virginia Rifle Corps
  • Campbell’s Virginia Rifle Corps: Col William Campbell
  • Lynch’s Virginia Rifle Corps: Col Charles Lynch

NotesEdit

  1. O'Hara had been wounded during the attack on the first American line but resumed command shortly before the end of the battle. Tonsetic, p. 89.

SourcesEdit

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