Fort Sackville in 1779

Fort Sackville in 1779 (HM15ZI)

Location: Vincennes, IN 47591 Knox County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 40.706', W 87° 32.141'

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Fort Sackville was constructed by the British during the Revolutionary War on the site now occupied by the Clark Memorial. Early in that conflict, the Redcoats dominated the frontier from posts north of the Ohio River by sending their Indian allies against the American settlers in Kentucky. As part of the bold strategy to end these attacks, George Rogers Clark and his small force of frontiersmen captured Fort Sackville following an epic mid-winter march through the flooded Wabash country in February 1779.
HM NumberHM15ZI
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 453404 N 4281229
Decimal Degrees38.67843333, -87.53568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.706', W 87° 32.141'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 42.36" N, 87° 32' 8.46" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 S 2nd St, Vincennes IN 47591, US
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