American Artillery

American Artillery (HM16TL)

Location: Greensboro, NC 27455 Guilford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 8.036', W 79° 50.102'

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Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

As the Americans withdrew from the field they lost all four of their cannons to the British. Two of the six-pounder guns fired the opening shots in the battle from the center of the first line. Greene ordered them pulled back to join his other two six-pounders in the defense of the third line.

Artillery was important to both armies as supporting fire for infantry. Mostly ineffective in the heavily wooded terrain that covered much of the battlefield, cannons' solid shot, grape, and canister were devastating to enemy troops crossing cleared ground.
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HM NumberHM16TL
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Placed ByGuilford Courthouse National Military Park, National Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604820 N 3999432
Decimal Degrees36.13393333, -79.83503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 8.036', W 79° 50.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 8' 2.16" N, 79° 50' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)336, 910
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4417 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro NC 27455, US
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