George Rogers Clark
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"George Rogers Clark" 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 (then part of Virginia) militia (United States)/militia throughout much of the war. Clark is best known for his celebrated captures of Kaskaskia, Illinois/Kaskaskia (1778) and Vincennes, Indiana/Vincennes (1779) during the Illinois Campaign, which greatly weakened Kingdom of Great Britain/British influence in the Northwest Territory. Because the British ceded the entire Northwest Territory to the United States in the Treaty of Paris (1783)/1783 Treaty of Paris, Clark has often been hailed as the "Conqueror of the Old Northwest."

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