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George Rogers Clark: Nature’s Favorite

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

George Rogers Clark, the son of middling Virginia gentry, escaped a short stint of education and fled to the eastern bank of the Ohio River at the age of nineteen. Trained as a surveyor, he made ... More


George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Gwynne Tuell Potts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This is a story of greed, adventure and settlement; of causes won and lost. The book’s theme is eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century conflict and settlement in the Ohio River valley, told within ... More


“A Striking Picture of Barbarity”: Wyoming to the Disaster at Savannah, 1778–1779

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

After Saratoga, as the British adjusted their strategy and began to consider taking the war to the Deep South, the participation of African Americans and Indians in the Revolutionary War grew. The ... More


Clark

Gillum Ferguson

in Illinois in the War of 1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036743
eISBN:
9780252094552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036743.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on William Clark, who replaced Brigadier General Benjamin Howard in command at Saint Louis. Major General William Henry Harrison suggested Clark, whom he knew from the days when ... More


Plunder and Massacre

Susan Sleeper-Smith

in Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640587
eISBN:
9781469640600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640587.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the impact on Indian villages following George Rogers Clark’s seizure of Fort Vincennes from the British in 1779. Clark modeled how he expected his militia followers to deal ... More


The World According to Chinn

Carlton Jackson

in Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Although Chinn retired from the KHS and led a less busy life, he was still greatly active. He worked to improve the local humane society, but his greatest role was as writer. He dealt with ... More


The Making of an American Frontier

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the late winter of 1778, two years into the American Revolution, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark began planning an attack on a British post in the far western Illinois Country. Clark and ... More


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