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    Battle at Guilford Courthouse

    John Durham visited the battlefield and talked about the Battle at Guildford County Courthouse, a Revolutionary War battle fought on March 15, 1781. He also spoke about Major General Nathanael Greene and why his strategy was important to the outcome of this battle. Major General Nathanael Greene led a group of 4,500 American troops and militiamen against the British, and the battle is credited for weakening British forces so much that it led to Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown. Greensboro, North Carolina, is named after Nathanael Greene because of his impact on the area during the Revolutionary War.

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Greensboro, North Carolina, from January 19-22, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. 

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