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Guilford Courthouse

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The Guilford Courthouse Flag was first presented to the Grand Masonic Lodge of North Carolina in 1909. It was given to the Lodge as a gift from Major Edward Bullock who said the flag had been given to him in 1854 by his father, Macajah Bullock, who had carried the flag into the Battle of Guilford Courthouse as a member of the Granville County militia. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was significant because it ended General Charles Cornwallis' inland attempt to take North Carolina and consolidate his wins in the south. Even though the 1900 British soldiers technically defeated General Nathanael Greene's 4,000 American patriots, the British army suffered serious losses, losing nearly 25% of its men who were killed or wounded. The losses forced Cornwallis to retreat to the sea where he eventually surrendered a few months later in October. Click for larger imageGeneral NathanaelGreen StatueGuilford Courthouse National Military ParkAfter Major Bullock's presentation to the Lodge, the flag was associated with the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, but it should be noted that there is no other documentary evidence to support the claim. Because of this lack of corroborating evidence and the fact that there is some evidence on the flag that it may have had up to 15 stars and stripes at one time, historians believe the flag may have a much later date. Revolutionary War and Beyond

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