Illinois in the American Revolution
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lilluckyclover
N 37° 08.659 W 088° 42.734
16S E 347934 N 4112254
Quick Description: Marker found at the Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis, IL.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 2:59:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM2D2W
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Stunod
Views: 50

Long Description:
George Rogers Clark arrived at Fort Massac on June 30, 1778, with about 175 men, under orders from Virginia to capture British outposts in Illinois. British failure to regarrison the old French fort here enabled Clark to enter the Illinois country without opposition. The British at Kaskaskia expected an attack from the Mississippi River. By marching overland Clark surprised them. He arrived at Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, and quickly secured the fort without resistance.
Erected by the Illinois Bicentennial Commission and Illinois State Historical Society.
County: Massac

Historical Society: Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 1976

Location: Fort Massac State Park

Website: [Web Link]

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