March 15

Event:
1781
American General Nathanael Greene loses the Battle of Guilford Court House to the British at Greensboro, North Carolina. The Americans forces were dislodged from their positions and forced to withdraw. The cost to the British, however, was high with General Cornwallis’ army being in tatters. The British retreats to Wilmington, then begins a campaign to conquer Virginia.

1783 George Washington walks into a gathering of his officers at the Newburgh, New York camp and talks them out of a rebellion against the authority of Congress, preserving the American democracy. This was in response to an earlier anonymous letter urging the officers to defy Congress because of its failure to honor past promises.

Births:
1767
Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. At the age of thirteen, he joined the Continental Army as a courier. He was captured and imprisoned by the British.

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