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George Rogers Clark

Clark, George Rogers (1752–1818), U.S. frontiersman and Revolutionary War general who led the campaign against the British in the Northwest Territory. With about 175 volunteers, he succeeded in capturing key British forts north of the Ohio River, principally Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes (1779). His brother was William Clark, the explorer.

See also: Revolutionary War in America.

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