"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.


Manufactured Gas Plant

Former Manufactured Gas Plant Investigation

The National Park Service will assess any risks posed by the manufactured gas plant site and determine what cleanup activities, if any, are warranted.

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The Story of George Rogers Clark

The Story

To capture British forces, George Rogers Clark and his force of 170 Americans and Frenchmen made an epic 18-day trek.

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Vincennes Lincoln High School Blogs

The students of Mr. Michael Hutchison’s US History CC class will bring the voices of those involved in the capture of Fort Sackville to life!

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Social Media

Social Media Connections

Learn how to connect to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on social media!

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The George Rogers Clark Memorial

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.

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Staying in Step with George

“Staying in Step with George” consists of 28 daily radio segments which present the Clark story in two-minute versions.

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