Col. Arthur Forbis (1746 - 1781)

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Death: Died in Guilford, NC, USA
Occupation: Captain in the Guilford County Militia.
Managed by: Michaela Rayne Pritchett
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About Col. Arthur Forbis

Arthur Forbis, born in 1746, was a captain in the Guilford County Militia. He was wounded, by a musket ball in the thigh bone, 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.

A humble monument now lays where he fell with the inscribtion:

                        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
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Col. Arthur Forbis's Timeline

1746
1746
1781
April 1781
Age 35
Guilford, NC, USA
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Guilford Co, NC, United States