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George Rogers Clark And The War In The West

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Author: Lowell H. Harrison
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146186
Size: 24.91 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 136
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Book Description: "Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier, where Ohio Valley settlers fought for the land they had claimed -- and for their very lives. George Rogers Clark stepped forward to organize the local militias into a united front that would defend the western frontier from Indian attacks. Clark was one of the few people who saw the importance of the West in the war effort as a whole, and he persuaded Virginia's government to lend support to his efforts. As a result Clark was able to cross the Ohio, saving that part of the frontier from further raids. Lowell Harrison captures the excitement of this vital part of American history while giving a complete view of George Rogers Clark's significant achievements. Lowell H. Harrison, is a professor emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University and is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Lincoln of Kentucky, A New History of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors."


George Rogers Clark

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Author: Susan Lee
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
ISBN: 9780516046761
Size: 55.66 MB
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Category : CLARK, GEORGE ROGERS.
Languages : en
Pages : 47
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Book Description: Follows the campaigns of Major George Rogers Clark whose small army of Virginians captured several frontier forts for the colonists during the Revolution.


The Life Of George Rogers Clark 1752 1818

The Life of George Rogers Clark  1752 1818 PDF

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Author: Kenneth Charles Carstens
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
Size: 14.66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 348
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Book Description: This biography presents a refreshingly new and comprehensive interpretation of the life of George Rogers Clark.


Congressional Record

Congressional Record PDF

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Author: United States. Congress
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Size: 37.10 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


George Rogers Clark And William Croghan

George Rogers Clark and William Croghan PDF

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Author: Gwynne Tuell Potts
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081317869X
Size: 11.58 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: This dual biography focuses on the lives of two very different men who fought for and settled the American West and whose vision secured the old Northwest Territory for the new nation. The two represented contrasting American experiences: famed military leader George Rogers Clark was from the Virginia planter class. William Croghan was an Irish immigrant with tight family ties to the British in America. Yet their lives would intersect in ways that would make independence and western settlement possible. The war experiences of Clark and Croghan epitomize the American course of the Revolution. Croghan fought in the Revolutionary War at Trenton and spent the winter of 1777--1778 at Valley Forge with George Washington and LaFayette before being taken prisoner at Charleston. Clark, known as the "Hannibal of the West," was famous for his victorious Illinois campaign against the British and as an Indian fighter. Following the war, Croghan became Clark's deputy surveyor of military lands for the Virginia State Line, enabling him to acquire some 54,000 acres on the edge of the American frontier. Croghan's marriage to Lucy Clark, George Roger Clark's sister, solidified his position in society. Clark, however, was regularly called by Virginia and the federal government to secure peace in the Ohio River Valley, leading to his financial ruin and emotional decline. Croghan remained at Clark's side throughout it all, even as he prospered in the new world they had fought to create, while Clark languished. These men nevertheless worked and eventually lived together, bound by the familial connections they shared and a political ideology honed by the Revolution.


The Literary World

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Size: 25.78 MB
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