Arthur Forbis Monument

Arthur Forbis Monument

Arthur Forbis, born in 1746, was a captain in the Guilford County Militia. He was wounded, by gunfire, on the morning of March 15, 1781 and lay wounded on the battlefield. Some time later he was found by a British soldier who stabbed him with his bayonet. Capt. Forbis, now twice wounded, lay on the battlefield throughout the following night. He was found by local citizens on the evening of March 16 and was then taken to his home where he was treated by Dr. David Caldwell. He died a few days later, of his wounds.

The inscription on the monument reads:

IN HONOR OF
COL. ARTHUR FORBIS
OF THE N.C. TROOPS
WHO FELL AT HIS POST IN THE DIS-
CHARGE OF DUTY
ON THIS MEMORABLE
FIELD OF BATTLE
MARCH
15  1781

All photographs 2005-2008
by  
Westfield, NC

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