Illinois in the American Revolution
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N 37° 55.304 W 089° 54.874
16S E 243809 N 4201137
Quick Description: Possibly the only marker in this category that's west of the Mississippi, it commemorates a small part of the Revolutionary War that took place in Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2007 3:34:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM2V2F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 46

Long Description:
Text on marker: George Rogers Clark's capture of Kaskaskia in July 1778, doomed British control of the Illinois country. The occupation of Kaskaskia was the first step in Clark's plan to capture the western headquarters of the British control at Detroit. Under authorization from Virginia, Clark raised about 175 troops. They arrived near Kaskaskia during the night of July 4-5, after a grueling two-months journey of more than one thousand miles. Most of the British had been withdrawn, and Kaskaskia fell without gunfire. Clark's victory and the capture of the other frontier posts opened the Illinois country to westward expansion.
County: Randolph

Dedication Date: 01/01/1976

Location: Kaskaskia Island near the Liberty Bell Monument and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Website: [Web Link]

Historical Society: Not listed

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