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George Rogers Clark, Soldier In The West WALTER HAVIGHURST

George Rogers Clark, Soldier In The West



Publication: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1952, New York

First Edition. Cloth. vii.-216pp. Many illustrations. Map on endpapers. Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was an American surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia who became the highest-ranking American patriot military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the militia in Kentucky (then part of Virginia) throughout much of the war. He is best known for his captures of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779) during the Illinois Campaign, which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. The British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, and Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest." An interesting account of this well-known soldier of early history of the Ohio River Valley. Near Fine. Signed by Havighurst.

Inventory Number: 50061