[Front of monument pedestal]:
Appointed Major General in command of the Southern Army October 14, 1780
Born in Rhode Island August 7, 1742
Died in Georgia June 19 1786
[Left Side of monument pedestal]:
Guilford Court House · Hobkirks Hill · Ninety - Six · Eutaw Springs
[Right Side of monument pedestal]:
Harlem Heights · Trenton · Princeton · Brandywine · Germantown · Monmouth
[Lower left of monument base]:
It is with a pleasure which friendship alone is susceptible of that I congratulate you on the glorious end you have put to hostilities in the southern states.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Washington
[Lower right of monument base]:
Greene is as dangerous as Washington. I never feel secure when encamped in his neighborhood.
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Cornwallis
[Plaque in front of the Liberty monument]:
March XV MDCCLXXXI
In the manoeuvering that preceded it, in the strategy that compelled it, in the heroism that signalized it, and in the results that flowed from it, the Battle of Guilford Court House is second to no battle fought on American soil. Over the brave men who fell here their comrades marched to ultimate victory at Yorktown, and the cause of constitutional self-government to assured triumph at Philadelphia. To officer and private, to Continental soldier and volunteer militiaman, honor and award are alike due. They need neither defense nor eulogy but only just recognition. A grateful nation erects this monument, therefore, as an expression of its solemn pride in the men who fought here, of its imperishable devotion to their memory, and of its unalterable confidence in the permanence of the principles which their example vindicated and their blood consecrated.