George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes, Indiana. Also includes the Lincoln Trail State Monument in Westport, Illinois.
George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, Vincennes, Indiana
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
The George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana on the banks of the Wabash River. This monument stands on the site of Fort Sackville. In a celebrated campaign, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, and his frontiersmen captured Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton on February 25, 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the great feats of the American Revolution.
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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, located in Vincennes, Indiana, on the banks of the Wabash River at what is believed to be the site of Fort Sackville, is a United States National Historical Park. President Calvin Coolidge authorized a classical memorial and President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the completed structure in 1936.
On February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark, older brother of William Clark, led the capture of Fort Sackville and British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton as part of the celebrated Illinois Campaign, which lasted from 1778 to 1779. The heroic march of Clark's men from Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River in mid-winter and the subsequent victory over the British remains one of the most memorable feats of the American Revolution.
In 1966, Indiana transferred the site to the National Park Service. Adjacent to the memorial is a visitor center which presents interpretive programs and displays. The center is situated on South 2nd Street in Vincennes. The site is located in the Vincennes Historic District.
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The city of Vincennes is rich in history. As the oldest city in Indiana, previously a French fur trading post, Vincennes has been at the forefront of the development of Indiana and the Midwest.
Founded in 1732, it was George Rogers Clark and his small army who took the largest land conquest in the revolutionary war away from the British in 1779. Greatly disadvantaged in number of troops compared to those inside Fort Sackville, Clark relied on the marksmanship of his troops and the ability to convince the British of a larger army to win the fort. Today, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes is the site of the largest Memorial Monument west of Washington, D.C. which honors the heroic accomplishments of Colonel Clark and his men. The City of Vincennes is one of only 3 communities in the entire state of Indiana with a National Park within our city limits.
In 1800, the Indiana Territory was formed and Vincennes, nestled along the Wabash River, became its capitol. William Henry Harrison became its first governor and then went on to become the United States ninth president. Grouseland, the home he built and the first brick home in the territory, still stands today and is open for tours daily.
Vincennes was at the heart of many of Indiana`s firsts including site of the first Catholic church in Indiana, first county, first newspaper, first Presbyterian church, first Masonic Lodge, first bank and first medical society.
In 1801, the Jefferson Academy was founded. Eventually becoming known as Vincennes University, this is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States.
Vincennes history is also rich in architecture. Many French influenced homes and buildings dot the city. Many of the buildings are built not only around pre-1900s but also closer to the beginning of the 1800s. For instance the Indiana Territorial Capitol Building, considered the oldest major government building in the Midwest, was built in 1805 as a tailor shop.Â Visit the Vincennes Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Restoration by VU eMedia student Bryan Watson
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George Rogers Clark in any textbook on American history in the 19th century would have come across as one of the great heroes of the revolutionary war. said Dr. Robert Archibald.
Today, we still remember the famed explorer William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame. But long forgotten is his older brother whose accomplishments are arguably just as significant.
George Rogers Clark was the highest ranking American military officer in the Northwestern frontier during the revolutionary war. With the help of both frontiersmen and Native Americans Clark captured the British outposts of Vincennes, now in Indiana, and Kaskaskia, in Southern Illinois.
Imagine if Clark and his little ragtag army had not managed to capture Vincennes and Kaskaskia. The United States would have had little claim to all that territory that now constitutes the bulk of the American Midwest. said Dr. Robert Archibald.
The Missouri History museum now houses the largest collection of George Rogers Clark papers in America. This includes fascinating items like this letter from Patrick Henry, a list of prisoners captured at Vincennes and even this list of provisions Clark ordered for Kaskasia. This includes seven barrels of wine and brandy.
Unfortunately George Rogers Clark was forced to resign from the military before the age of 30. He resigned after accusations he was drunk on duty.
Eventually he went broke and had to rely on help from his famous brother to get by. He spent the last years of his life living alone in a log cabin along the Ohio river.
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George Rogers Clark made a difference for the people of Louisville, Kentucky and the United States of America during the Revolutionary War.
Vincennes Rendevous 2018
This is the Vencennes Rendevous (Vincennes, Indiana). It is a Revolutionary War reenactment event. Enjoy!( I never recorded anything at the flea market it was blah). I could have recorded more of the demos at the event but it was so hot I thought I was literally gong to pass out. I was trying not to walk around very much.
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George Rogers Clark, as portrayed at Fort Boonesborough during the recent gathering.
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A Few Men Well Conducted George Rogers Clark NPS Film - Re-enacting Retro
Re-enacting Retro - This is a very well-done, classic older National Park Service Museum film from 1978.
This is the story of George Rogers Clark and his courageous frontiersmen who fought on the Kentucky and Illinois frontier during the American Revolution. To help end British-inspired Indian attacks on Kentucky settlements, these brave men defied tremendous odds to capture Ford Sackville from the British in 1779.
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The Kaskaskia Bell State Memorial is a brick building that houses a bell cast in 1741 by King Louis XV (1710-1774) of France as a gift to the Catholic Church of the Illinois Country. Originally located at the Immaculate Conception Parish at Kaskaskia, the bell was rung by villagers to celebrate their July 4, 1778 liberation from the British by American Colonel George Rogers Clark (1752-1818). It became known as the Liberty Bell of the West. The Memorial also contains murals depicting scenes from Kaskaskia history.
An annual Independence Day program celebrates the July 4, 1778 capture of Kaskaskia by Virginia troops commanded by George Rogers Clark during the Revolutionary War. Contact the Fort Kaskaskia site for details.
The Life of George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, on November 19, 1972. During the American Revolutionary War, he became the Conqueror of the Northwest, capturing territory that expanded America's frontier.
By the 1770's, some intrepid colonists had gone into the territory of Kentucky to claim land, George Rogers Clark used the surveying skills he learned from his grandfather to join them.
However, Indian tribes were fighting back against the encroaching settlers. With the Revolutionary War, Indian raids worsened as the British armed some tribes against the colonists.
Faced with this threat, Clark came up with a plan to defend the settlers by gaining control over more of the Northwest territory.
Clark got Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia to accede to his plan and was given command of the mission. Clark and about 175 men marched to Kaskaskia (in present day Illinois) and took the fort. Several more missions followed. Clark also was successful in convincing some Indian tribes to not fight for the British.
While George Washington's army and the militias of the thirteen colonies were engage in defending the existing colonies. General George Rogers Clark was adding Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois to what will become the United States.
After the war, Clark was left penniless due to the debt he incurred in order to support his troops. He personally financed his campaigns with the promise of reimbursement from the government, but that did not happen in his lifetime.
General George Clark died at his sisters home, Locust Grove, near Louisville on February 13, 1818, and was buried there.
Clark and his family were eventually re-buried in a cemetery in Louisville.
George Rogers Clark NM & Wabash Cannonball Bridge (2003)
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This is footage of the George Rogers Clark National Memorial in Vincennes, OH and driving over the Wabash Cannonball Bridge in 2003.
Come along with Mark Newman and Michael Atwood for another awe-inspiring and informative “Visit Indiana” trip.
This time our two intrepid adventurers take us to Vincennes for a great tour of some of the world class exhibits there . . . including the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.
Indiana's Spirt Of Vincennes 2016
Revolutionary War reenactment at the George Rogers Clark Memoral near the Wabash river.
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