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Resting his troops a while in Virginia, after his race with Cornwallis, Gen. Nathanael Greene (q. v.) recrossed the Dan into North Carolina; and as he moved cautiously forward to foittle-field was about 5 miles from the (present) village of Greensboro, in Guilford county, N. C. Greene had encamped within 8 miles of the earl, on the evening of the 14th, and on the morning of the 1ritish; D. Fight between Hessians and Americans; 3. Third position of British. to receive him. Greene had disposed his army in three positions—the first at the edge of woods on a great hill; the sec wing, and Lee's legion, with Campbell's militia, on the left wing.
The whole were commanded by Greene in person.
The British appeared in front of the Americans at a little past noon in full forcearly the whole of the two armies were now in conflict.
The battle lasted almost two hours, when Greene, ignorant of the heavy losses sustained by the British, ordered a retreat, leaving his cannon be