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The Resource George Rogers Clark and William Croghan : a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove, Gwynne Tuell Potts

George Rogers Clark and William Croghan : a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove, Gwynne Tuell Potts

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George Rogers Clark and William Croghan : a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove
Title
George Rogers Clark and William Croghan
Title remainder
a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove
Statement of responsibility
Gwynne Tuell Potts
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This dual biography focuses on the lives of two very different men who fought for and settled the American West and whose vision secured the old Northwest Territory for the new nation. The two represented contrasting American experiences: famed military leader George Rogers Clark was from the Virginia planter class. William Croghan was an Irish immigrant with tight family ties to the British in America. Yet their lives would intersect in ways that would make independence and western settlement possible. The war experiences of Clark and Croghan epitomize the American course of the Revolution. Croghan fought in the Revolutionary War at Trenton and spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge with George Washington and LaFayette before being taken prisoner at Charleston. Clark, known as the "Hannibal of the West," was famous for his victorious Illinois campaign against the British and as an Indian fighter. Following the war, Croghan became Clark's deputy surveyor of military lands for the Virginia State Line, enabling him to acquire some 54,000 acres on the edge of the American frontier. Croghan's marriage to Lucy Clark, George Roger Clark's sister, solidified his position in society. Clark, however, was regularly called by Virginia and the federal government to secure peace in the Ohio River Valley, leading to his financial ruin and emotional decline. Croghan remained at Clark's side throughout it all, even as he prospered in the new world they had fought to create, while Clark languished. These men nevertheless worked and eventually lived together, bound by the familial connections they shared and a political ideology honed by the Revolution"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potts, Gwynne Tuell
Dewey number
  • 973.3/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E207.C5
LC item number
P68 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clark, George Rogers
  • Croghan, William
  • United States
  • Locust Grove (Louisville, Ky. : Estate)
  • Pioneers
  • Louisville (Ky.)
  • Louisville (Ky.)
  • United States
Label
George Rogers Clark and William Croghan : a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove, Gwynne Tuell Potts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1119061783
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780813178677
Lccn
2019037372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0025381469
  • (OCoLC)1119061783
Label
George Rogers Clark and William Croghan : a story of the Revolution, settlement, and early life at Locust Grove, Gwynne Tuell Potts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1119061783
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780813178677
Lccn
2019037372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0025381469
  • (OCoLC)1119061783

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