Vincennes in the American Revolution

Vincennes in the American Revolution (HM112)

Location: Vincennes, IN 47591 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 40.796', W 87° 31.977'

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After taking Kaskaskia on July 5, 1778, George Roges Clark, Acting under Virginia authority, sent Father Pierre Gibault, as his envoy, to Vincennes. Gibault convinced the villagers there to take an oath of loyalty to the Americans. In early August, Captain Leonard Helm arrived to take command of Fort Sackville. On December 17, British Forces under Colonel Henry Hamilton recaptured the Fort. Clark with some 160 men reached Vincennes on February 23, 1779, after an eighteen-day March through flooded country. The move caught Hamilton by surprise. Two days later he surrendered. The Fort, Renamed Patrick Henry, remained in American hands.
HM NumberHM112
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByIllinois Bicentennial Commission, the Illinois State Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 453643 N 4281394
Decimal Degrees38.67993333, -87.53295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.796', W 87° 31.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 47.76" N, 87° 31' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2175-2191 Patrick Henry Dr, Vincennes IN 47591, US
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