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George Rogers Clark Campsite - Carbondale, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 45.608 W 089° 16.161
16S E 300096 N 4181626
Quick Description: George Rogers Clark is given credit as a Revolutionary War hero...but He fought for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2017 4:18:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMVH9F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GT.US
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Jackson County
location of memorial: Airpost Rd. & Glenn Rd., NW of Carbondale
Memorial erected: July, 2003
Memorial erected by: Bowman's Company, Illinois Humanities Council and Illinois State Historical Society


Lt. Col. Clark and his troop of 170 Virginians camped near here on July 2, 1778. It was their third campsite during a march from Fort Massac to Kaskaskia to capture that post from the British. Earlier that day, the troop was lost for a time on Phelp’s Prairie. The next day, they would cross the Big Muddy River at Marshall’s Ford. The Kaskaskia attack and a later one at Vincennes, Indiana, secured the Illinois Territory for the United States during the Revolutionary War.

Type of Memorial: Plaque

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