Beginning in the 1880's, efforts were made by David Schenck to preserve the historic lands where the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought. In March, 1887, the Guilford Battleground Company was created to acquire land and preserve the battlefield, which they did. In 1917 the battleground was designated a National Military Park and was placed under the control of the Secretary of War of the United States. Today, more than two hundred and twenty years after the hostilities ceased between two great nations, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park preserves this important battlefield so that we may pause and remember those who fought, bled, and died so that we may enjoy the freedoms which we experience today.
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