"Great things have been effected by a few men well conducted."
The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.
The George Rogers Clark Memorial
A memorial such as this serves as a reminder that courage, fortitude, and valor do not go out of style.Read More
To capture British forces, George Rogers Clark and his force of 170 Americans and Frenchmen made an epic 18-day trek.Read More
Social Media Connections
Learn how to connect to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on social media.Read More
Did You Know?
British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton, after his release from an American prison, became the British governor of the islands of Bermuda and Antigua. More...