Local Hero

Local Hero (HM7H0)

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

N 36° 7.82', W 79° 50.836'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

This monument honors Capt. Arthur Forbis of the Guilford County militia. At approximately this site along the American first line, Forbis picked off one of the British officers who was leading the redcoat advance. Forbis was wounded during the struggle at the fenceline and was captured by the British. He was carried to his home and died a few days later.

In the battle's aftermath many reports mentioned the panic of the North Carolina militia. Forbis's composure, described in eyewitness accounts, is an example of many militiamen who remained undaunted.
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HM NumberHM7H0
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Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 603724 N 3999019
Decimal Degrees36.13033333, -79.84726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 7.82', W 79° 50.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 7' 49.20" N, 79° 50' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)910, 336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 126-142 Guilford Courthouse National, Greensboro NC 27410, US
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