Wiregrass Chapter attends Guilford Courthouse event
by Halei Lamb | April 13, 2018 11:42 am
On Saturday, March 17, at 10 a.m., one member of the Wiregrass Chapter, one member of the Brier Creek Chapter, and one member of the Governor David Emanuel/Adam Brinson Chapter traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina, to participate in a wreath laying ceremony for the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Those attending were Wiregrass Chapter President Wilder Smith Jr., Brier Creek Chapter Editor Dess Smith III, and Governor David Emanuel/Adam Brinson Chapter member Ginny Smith.
During the ceremony, Wilder and Dess participated with the National Society’s color guard in the presentation and retirement of the colors. The color guard consisted of approximately 40 Sons of the American Revolution members from all over the nation.
An 18th century gun salute was presented by the Johnson County, Guilford County, and New Jersey Lights. That afternoon at 2 p.m., Wilder, Dess, and Ginny attended a re-enactment of the Battle of Guilford Counthouse. The 90-minute presentation consisted of approximately 100 British soldiers supported by two 3-pounder cannons and calvary. The American force consisted of approximately 100 continentals and militia, who were supported by one 6-pounder cannon and one 12-pounder cannon.