Death of Stewart

Death of Stewart (HM7GL)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27410 Guilford County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 8.037', W 79° 50.445'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

The small monument in the field commemorates the death of Lt. Col. James Stewart (Stuart) of the Second Battalion of Guards. During hand-to-hand fighting, Captain John Smith of the 1st Maryland Regiment cut down Stewart with a heavy saber.

Accounts place Stewart's death near the American third line. Guildford Battle Ground Company placed the monument on this site because they were told that Stewart's sword was found here inside a hollow log in 1866. In reality, the monument's location is more symbolic than historically accurate.
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HM NumberHM7GL
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Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604305 N 3999427
Decimal Degrees36.13395000, -79.84075000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.037', W 79° 50.445'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 2.22" N, 79° 50' 26.70" W
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Area Code(s)910, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4236 Old Battleground Rd, Greensboro NC 27410, US
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