Posted by: YoSam.
N 37° 15.108 W 089° 01.475
16S E 320446 N 4124726
Quick Description: Site of Old Army Post, 1797.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/24/2008 8:05:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM3EJN
Marker Erected by: The State of Illinois.CANTONMENT
On the Ohio River three miles south of here Cantonment Wilkinson-Ville, named for Gen. James Wilkinson, was established by Lt.Col. David Strong in 1797 as a Post of the United States Army. It was garrisoned until 1804. Here are buried Colonel Strong and scores of soldiers who died on duty.
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