The Campaign in the West



Locations
Participants

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Place
1778/05/12 George R Clark and 160 Virginia militiamen float from Redstone PA, down the Monongahela River, pass through the Forks of Ohio and down the Ohio to Corn Island, 12 May 1778 to June 1778. Forks of the Ohio, Pittsburgh
1778/06/00 George Clark and his militia train on Corn Island (Ohio River, near the Falls of Ohio), for most of the month of June 1778 Old Clarksville Site, Clarksville
1778/06/28 After floating down the Ohio River, George Clark and his militia land at the mouth of Massac Creek a few hundred yards east of the Fort Massiac ruins and march overland to Fort Kaskaskia. Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis
1778/07/04 George Rogers Clark and his Virginia militiamen arrive at Fort Kaskaskia Fort Kaskaskia State Park, Illinois
1779/02/05 Clark's forces march 180 miles through the prairies and flooded river valleys of the Illinois country, February 5-23 1779
1779/02/25 American Colonials and French locals capture Fort Sackville from British Regulars. British General Henry Hamilton surrenders Fort Sackville to Colonel George Clark at St Francis Xavier church. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes
1779/02/25 American Colonials and French locals capture Fort Sackville from British Regulars. British General Henry Hamilton surrenders Fort Sackville to Colonel George Clark at St Francis Xavier church. Old Cathedral Complex, Vincennes

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