George Rogers Clark's Memoir: The Conquest of the Illinois

George Rogers Clark's Memoir: The Conquest of the Illinois

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George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky (then part of Virginia) militia throughout much of the war. Clark is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779), which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. Because the British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest."

Clark's military achievements all came before his 30th birthday. Afterwards he led militia in the opening engagements of the Northwest Indian War but was accused of being drunk on duty. Despite his demand for a formal investigation into the accusations, he was disgraced and forced to resign. He left Kentucky to live on the Indiana frontier. Never fully reimbursed by Virginia for his wartime expenditures, Clark spent the final decades of his life evading creditors, and living in increasing poverty and obscurity. Clark died of a stroke on February 13, 1818.

Clark wrote a memoir before he died, also known as The Conquest of the Illinois. This edition of Clark’s personal memoirs is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013336797
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 859,384
File size: 585 KB

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