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Description: This photograph shows a monument for General George Rogers Clark located at 930 Tecumseh Road in Springfield, Ohio, made by Charles Keck and placed at the site of the Battle of Piqua. The Battle of Peckuwe was the largest battle of the American Revolution west of the Allegheny Mountains. It stands among the 250 acres that is George Rogers Clark Historical Park. The monument reads: "Here General George Rogers Clark with his Kentucky soldiers defeated and drove from this region the Shawnee Indians August 8, 1780 thus aiding to make the Northwest Territory part of the United States. Erected by the Clark County Historical Society with the aid of the State of Ohio 1924." George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War. He served as leader of the Kentucky militia throughout much of the war. Clark is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779), which greatly weakened British influence in the Northwest Territory. Because the British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest." Clark County and Clark State Community College, in Ohio, were both named him. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F06_07_01
Subjects: Monuments--Ohio; Keck, Charles, 1875-1951; Clark, Geo. R. (George Rogers), 1752-1818; George Rogers Clark Memorial Park (Ohio); Piqua, Battle of, Piqua, Clark County, Ohio, 1780
Places: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)