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March 15th, 1781. 



July 4th, 1891. 



1781. 1891. 

THUKSDAV, MARCH isth, rySr. 



OR GAA'IZED MA V 6th, rSSy. 



The Park, embracing the Battlefield, is 

Senenty-five Acres of 

Shady Groves and Beautiful Drives, and is 

Watered by Delicious Springs. 

Railroad Communication to the Grounds, 
five miles north of Greensboro, every half 
hour. 

D. SCHENCK, 

President G. I>. G. Company. 



The Guilford Battle Ground Company, 

and the pivpk of Greensboro. -V. C, 

Extend to you a Cordial Invitation to 

participate with them in a 

Celebration of the Fourth of July, i8gi, 

in the Park of the 

Guilford Battle Groitud Company. 
Hon. Kemp P. Battle, L.L. D., 

it'ill deliver an address on the 

Life and Services of Gen. Jethro Sumner. 

of North Cti rolina . 

There will be Civic and Military Displays 

and other Public Festivities, 

to make the day enjoyable. 



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HON. JOHN A. GtLMER, Chairman. 
EX-GOV. A. M. SCALES. 
HON. J. H. DILLARD. 
GENERAL JAMES D. GLENN. 
COL. THOMAS B. KEOGH. 
Dr. D. R. SCHENCK. 
COL. LEVI M. SCOTT. 

Greensboro, n. c. 







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THURSDAY^ MARCH i sth, 178 1. 



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ORGANIZED MAY jth, iSSj. 



The Park consists of y^ acres of forest and 

field — "Lake Wilfo 7tg' ' 
is a delightful spot — Delicious Springs 

shaded by ornamental 
pavilions. Gen. Sunuter's Monument, the 

Maryland Monument, the 

Battle Monument and the Holt Monument 

are among its chief attractions. 



Railroad trains from Greensboro to the 
Grou7ids,five miles, every half hojcr. 
D. SCHENCK, 

President G. B G Company. 



1781. 1893. 

^=-JUliV 4th, 1893.=# 

The Guilford Battle Ground Company 

and the people of Greensboro 

Extend to you a Cordial Itivitation to 

participate zuit/i them in a 

Celebration, on the Fourth of Jtily , i8gj, 

at the Park of the 

Guilford Battle Ground Company 



The Monument erected by Governor T. M. 
Holt will be dedicated with im- 
posing Ceremonies. 



Hon. Cyrus B. Watson will deliver the 

Address to the 

Confederate Veterans Association. 

Music , Games, Parades, and other feat- 
ures will add enjoyment to the 
occasion. 



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^ammittee off ^niitatiatj, 

HON. D. aOHENCK, President G. B. G. Co. 

HON. ROBERT P. DICK, 

HON. JAMES T. MOREHEAD, 

CAPT. NEIL ELLINGTON, 

COL. JAMES E. BOYD, 

HON. JNO. L. KING, 

PROF. E. A. ALDERMAN, 

HON. JOHN A BARRINGER, 

Greensboro, N. C 






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Order of Exercises 



Procession will form at 10.80 a. m. in front of the President's 
Cottage in the following order ; 



Chief Marshall and Assistants 



Gate City Guards 



Weiford's Band 



Orators of the Day, Chaplain, Distinguished Guests, Presi- 
dent and Master of Ceremonies in Carriages 



Stockholders and Directors of the Guilford Battle Ground 
Company and Citizens generally 



At the Grand Stand 



Music by the Band— "M3- Country 'Tis of Thee." 



Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. S. R. Guignard 



Oration by Col. A. M. Waddell on General Francis Nash. 
Music — "The Star Spangled Banner."' 



Oration by Hon. W. A. Graham on General William Lee 
Davidson 



Procession Reformed and march to the Memorial Arches 
then to be Unveiled 



Adjourn to Dinner 



Reassembled by Band at Grand Stand at 2.30 p. m. 



Speeches by Col. Wilson G. Lamb, President Society Cin- 
cinati, Senator F. M. Simmons and other Dis- 
tinguished Guests 



G. S. Bradshaw. Master of Ceremonies 



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You are Invited to Attend The 
Annual Celebration 

of the Guilford Battle Ground Company 
on the Historic 

Battle Field of Guilford Court House, 

July 4th. 1903. 



Committee of Invitation : 

IF. //. Osbont, James E. Boyd, James T. Moreficad, 

Charles Sledman. Ccasar Cone, Andrew Jovner, 

J. F.Jordan, Chas. I>. Jfe/ver, Jos. M. Reece, 

]V. R. Land, R. Percy Cray. R. JV. Hayxvood, 

Simpson Se/ienc/c, R. M. DouQ/as. Pavi'd Dreyfus. 



MECCA OF PATRIOTISM 



THE GUILFORD BATTLE GROUND COMPANY was organ- 
ized May 6th, LS87, at Greensboro, N. C. 

Its object is to redeem from waste the battle field of Guilford Court 
House, and adorn it as a park and erect monuments thereon. It owns 
one hundred acres of this battle field, which is laidofif in walks, drives, 
and avenues. There are nineteen monuments already completed, and 
two in course of construction. Five delightful Springs are fitted up. 
Lake Wilfong, on the grounds, is a lovely sheet of water. Ten thou- 
sand people attend the celebration every year. The addresses all rise 
to the dignity of history. The museum of Rtjics is a most valuable 
and interesting feature. 

The battle was fought between Gen. Nathaniel Greene and Lord 
Cornwallis, March loth, 17SI. The British were driven from the state. 



SuSjed : ''pierces of J£ing 's DdZoiintain. ' 



HEROES OF- KIIVG'S IVI O U IN T A I IS 

presented to the Company by the National Marble 
Company, of Cherokee, N. C, will be unveiled, 
together zoith the noble 

WASHINGTON-GREENE MARKER. 
TA. ^ IBS 

OR ATI ON 
COL. W. A. HENDERSON, 

OF TENNESSEE. 

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BATTLE CELEBRATION 

March 15th, 1781. July 3rd, 1897. 



1^o« are Tnvifed /o attend 
^Re ^entR ^nmiaf Cefedration of tde 

^mijord Rattle ground Company, 

on tRe Ristoric 

^attfe ^iefd of ^iiiford Court J£ptise, 

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Committee of Invitation. 

D. SCHENCK, President. 
JUDGE DICK, JUDGE DOUGI.AS, R. M. vSI^OAN, 

J. \V. FRY, cot,. SCOTT. J. VAN I,INDI,EY. 



MECCA OF PATRIOTISM. 

THE GUII^FORD BATTI.E GROUND COMPANY was organized May Cth, 
1S87, at Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Its object is to redeem from waste the battle field of Guilford Court House, and 

adorn it as a park and erect monuments thereon. It owns seventj--five acres of 

this battle field, which is laid off in walks, drives and avenues. There are ten 

monuments already completed, and one in course of construction. Five delightful 

Springs are fitted up. I^ake Wilfong, on the grounds, is a lovely sheet of water. 

Ten thousand people attend the celebration even,^ year. The addresses all rise to 

the dignity of hi.story. The Museimi of Relics is a most valuable and interesting 

feature. 

The battle was fought between Gen. Nathanael Green and I^ord Cornwallis, 

March loth, 1781. The British were driven from the State. 



THE MAGNIFICENT BRONZE STATUE and MONUMENT 



WM. HOOPER AND JOHN PENN, 

Presented to the Company by Congress zvill be unveited and together 
zvith the ne7v Fire- Proof Museum dedicated. 



....ORATION.... 

BY JOSEPH M. MOREHEAD, ESQ. 

SUBJECT: 

**Th.c Life and Times of James Hunter.' 



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BATTLE. 

MARCH 15, 1781. 



CELEBRATION. 

JULY 4, 1896. 



You Are Irivited to fitterid 
T]:|e Niritl:] Himual Celebration 

of tlie 

Guilford Battle GroxlPid Conipariy, 
ori tlie 

Historic Battle Field of Guilford Court House. 

July 4tY\, 1896, 

COMMITTEE OF INVITATION. 

Hon. D. SCHENCK, President. 
Capt. Neil Ellington, 

Col. J. Sterling Jones, 

Hon. J. R. Mendenhall, 

W. E. Beviil, Esq., 

Col. R. M. Douglas, 

Col. James T. Moreh^ad, 
J. «. Reece, Esq. 



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MECCA OP PAT-RIOTISM 



THE GUILFORD BATTLE GROUND COMPANY 

Was organized May 6th, iS86, at Greensboro, N. C, by private 
individuals. 

Its object is to redeem from waste the battle field of Guilford 
Court House and adorn it as a park and erect jnonuments thereon. 
It owns 8§ acres of beautiful land etnbracing the battle field, 
which is laid out in walks, drives and avenues. There are now 
:nine monuments already completed and one, the finest, to Wil- 
liam Hooper in course of erection. Five delightful springs are 
hanTlsomely fitted up. Lake Wilfong on the grounds is a lovely 
sheet of water. Ten thousanJ people attend our Celebration^ 
annually. The Addresses rise to the dignity of history. The 
Museum of Relics is very valuable. 



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-OF 1896 



— — WILL BE DELIVERED BY THE 

Hon. Senator Marion Butler, 

Orte of the most graceful and interesting speakers in the State, 

and who, iti connection with Senator J. C. Pritchard, 

has done tniich for our Company, 

oocooSUBJECTooccc 

■ *'North Carolina's Part in the St^-u^^gle for Civil and Religious 

Liberty." 

THERE WILL BE 
BY THE 

CELEBRATED SALEM BAND, 
And many attractions to interest and please the people. 



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BATTLE CELEBRATION 

March 15th, 1781. July 4, 1895 



You arc Invited to Attend 

The Eighth Annual Celebration of the 

Guilford Battle Ground Company, 

on the historic 

Battle Field of Guilford Court House, 

July 4th, 1895. 



D. SCHENCK, President. 
David L. Clark, James T. Morehead, Joseph M. Reece, 

6. S. Bradshaw, J. S. Cunningham, H. H. Cartland, 

J. Sterling Jones, Jabez Mendenhall. 



z^ECCA ©F wATmormi^. 



The GUILFORD BATTLE GROUND COMPANY 

was organised Jl/ay 6//i, 188/, at Greensboro, North 
Carolina. 

Its object is to redeem from ivaste the battle field of 
Guilford Court House, and adorn it as a park and erect 
nmnuments thereon. It owns seventy-five acres of this 
battle field, xvhicli is laid out in %valks, drives and avemies. 
There are eight monuments already completed, and one in 
course of construction. Five delightful Springs are hand- 
somely fitted up. Lake Wilfong, on the grounds, is a 
lovely sheet of ivater. Ten thousand people attend the 
celebration every year. The addresses all rise to the dig- 
nity of history. The Museum of Relics is a most I'aluable 
a n d in teres ting featu re. 

The battle was fought betiveen Gen. Nathanael Greene 
and Lord Corinvallis, March i§th, lySi. The British 
were driven from the State. 



THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE 

OF 

MAJOR JOSEPH WINSTON, 

Presented to the Company by Ex-Governor Thomas M. Holt, 
will be iinveiled and dedicated. 

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ooooOlRATBONoooo . 

By GBOKSE T. WI/ViSTOAl, L_L. D.. 

President of the University of North Carolina. 

SUBJECT: 

"The Life and Times of Joseph Winston." 



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GUILFORD BATTLH GROUND, 



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DEDICATION OF THE HOLT MONUMENT 



Presented by that noble North Carolinian, 



Q-O^^EJUMOR. THOIvlJLS Iwl. MOLT. 



S^mrise Gaii from tWelVc Pound Hov/itzci' 
of Charlotte Naval Batillion. 

The Procession will form at precisely ii o'clock A. M. at the 
President's headquarters in the following order: 

Twenty mounted Marshals dressed in Continental Uniforms 

under command of 

Chief Marshal CHARLES O. McMlCHAEL. 

Lexington Silver Cornet Band — Sixteen pieces. 

Orator of the day, Chaplain and rlistinguished guest-^ in carriages, 

Naval Battallion. 

Bicycle Brigade, 

Veterans, 

Members of Guilford Battle Ground Company, 

Citizens Generally. 



The line of procession will be by way of Lake Wilfong to the 
Speaker's Stand near the Holt Monument. 



AT THE HOLT MONUMENT 

the dedication ceremonies will be as follows: 

Music. 

I'rayer by Rev. T. H. Pritchard, D. D. 

Address by Hon. David Schenck, 

President of the Guilford Battle Ground Company. 



Music. 

Poem by PROF. Henry J. Stockard 

Short Speeches by Distinguished Visitors Present. 

Music. 

Unveiling the Monument by four young ladies in White, 
Red and Blue. 

Signal Gun. 

Return to the Station for Dinner. 

At 2:30 o'clock P. M., 

The Confederate Veterans' Union will meet at the 
Grand Stand. 

Music. 

Prayer by . . .' '. . . . .Chaplain 

Address by Hon. Cyrus B. Watson 

of Winston, N. C. 

After the meeting the Ceremonies of the Day will be closed by a 
Signal Gun. 



JOSEPH M. MOREHEAD, Master OF Ceremonies. 



Bicycle Races at th^ Race Track take place at 5 o'clock P. M. and 
can be reached by trains leaving the Battle Ground after 4 P. M.