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Published in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsE234 .C56
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL24473200M
LC Control Number93000975

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  An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. George Rogers Clark and the Kaskaskia campaign Item Preview remove-circle George Rogers Clark and the Kaskaskia campaign by Clark, George Rogers, Publication date Publisher New YorkPages: George Rogers Clark was the second son of John and Ann Rogers Clark. Both families were Virginia landholders, and after their marriage they moved to a acre farm left to Clark by his father, Jonathan. This land was located on the Rivanna River, two miles east of Charlottesville and two and one.   This is Gwynne Tuell Potts’s insight in her new book on George Rogers Clark and his brother-in-law, William Croghan. “In its most satirical form,” she continues, “fame dooms an occasional soul to both states.” Potts’s page volume is an exploration of the vagaries of fame and fortune. George Rogers Clark was famous, once. Written only a decade after George Rogers Clark’s conquest of Illinois, this firsthand account shows the region as it existed in the s, explains how British occupation affected Kentucky settlers, and exhibits Clark’s enormous diplomatic skills in convincing the French settlers and Indians along the rivers of Illinois that they were better off under the jurisdiction of the Americans.

Clark writes of news affecting the area around Kaskaskia, Illinois and discusses Hamilton's capture of St. Vincent's, intelligence from a Spanish gentleman of Hamilton's situation, and his upcoming expedition. Document signed by Clark. Probably written to Patrick Henry. Origin: Created By: Clark, George Rogers, Publisher. Colonel George Rogers Clark, twenty-five years old, was at the peak of his career. Three years after the capture of Vincennes the West was quiet, and the Revolution was over. When Clark returned to Kentucky from a campaign against the Ohio tribes, peace talks had begun in Paris. The map shows the area of George Rogers Clark's campaign of His men covered the miles form Kaskaskia to Vincennes in 18 days, often without food, and marching through icy water. Henry Hamilton called it a military feat "unequalled perhaps in History." Describing the fearful march to Vincennes, one of Clark's men wrote. RICHARD CLARK. Joined his brother George Rogers Clark at Kaskaskia in March, He was then in his nineteenth year, having been born in Caroline county, Virginia, in He served for a short time as a volunteer in Captain Robert Todd's company and was commissioned a lieutenant in June,

George Rogers Clark campaigned against British posts on the northwest frontier. With a company of volunteers, Clark captured Kaskaskia, the chief post in the Illinois country, on July 4, , and later secured the submission of Vincennes. The latter was recaptured by Gen. Henry Hamilton,. This book spans over George Rogers Clark lifetime. Yes, this is the older brother of the other Clark of Lewis and Clark. I read the book "Sacajawea" last year also, which was about her life and involvement with the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Another excellent read which I encourage anyone to read/5(67). George Rogers Clark and the Kaskaskia Campaign, [Clark, George Rogers] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. George Rogers Clark and the Kaskaskia Campaign, Author: George Rogers Clark.   George Rogers Clark was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, on Novem Clark and about men marched to Kaskaskia (in present .