. Although Nathanael Greene “lost the Field” at the battle of Guilford Court House,
N.C., the action has generally been accounted an American strategic victory because
Cornwallis suffered heavier losses and was obliged to abandon the interior of the
state; see Isaac Smith Sr. to JA
, 23 May 1781
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2016.