Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Fall of Ft. Sackville (Vincennes)

On the morning of February 25, 1779, Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark accepted British Lt. Gov. Henry Hamilton's unconditional surrender at Vincennes. Hamilton rewarded local Indian tribes for attacking colonists and was indirectly responsible for the murder of many women and children along the frontier. Following this victory, Colonel Clark and his militia marched on and invested the British fort at Detroit.

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