George Rogers Clark

George Rogers Clark

Born: November 19, 1752

Died: February 13, 1818

Nationality: American

Occupation: Soldier

Biography: George Rogers Clark was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky militia throughout much of the war. Clark is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia and Vincennes, which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory.

Source/Notes: Clark to the Virginia Council, Autumn 1775, requesting aid for Kentucky.[1]

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