Guilford Courthouse Flag 3 x 5 Nylon Outdoor Flags (USA Made)
Guilford Courthouse Flag
Size: 3 x 5 feet
This is the flag of the Granville County Militia, which fought at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in the American Revolutionary War. In March of 1781, Americans and the Redcoats fought what was to be a pivotal battle of the War of Independence. At Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, American General Greene faced British General Cornwallis. Two and a half hours of ferocious fighting ensued. Cornwallis himself stated, “I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons.”
The British won the battle, but at great cost. Cornwallis lost 25% of his troops, casualties he could not replace. He had no supplies, and a heavy, cold rain began to come down. The Americans skillfully executed a retreat, and the British were forced to end pursuit. Cornwallis lost control of the Carolinas. British statesman Charles James Fox stated: “Another such victory would ruin the British army.” Cornwallis ended up marching to Yorktown, Virginia. There the British were trapped by a combination of American and French armies. In the last major battle of the war, Cornwallis was forced to surrender, seven months after the Battle of Guilford Courthouse.
American made flag of our toughest, most durable and long-lasting nylon fabric, with solid brass grommets. It has very high tear strength, yet will fly very well in the wind. The fabric has high resistance to UV fading, and colors are bright. There is a one inch double edge fold with four rows of stitching on the fly edge. It has 1 1/2 inch reinforced stitching vertically at the fly corners, and 3 1/2 inch reinforced hem stitching (horizontal) at top of bottom.