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Near Carlisle in Sullivan County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution

 

Col. George Rogers Clark

 
Side A - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
1. Side A - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
Inscription.  On 25 February 1779 Col. George Rogers Clark captured Ft. Sackville at Vincennes from the British. About 6 miles west at Pointe Coupee on the Wabash River on 2 March 1779 Capt. Leonard Helm commanding 3 boats and 50 volunteers from Vincennes captured a reinforcement fleet of 7 boats carrying 40 soldiers and valuable supplies and Indian trade goods. This small naval battle completed destruction of British military strength in the Wabash Valley.
 
Erected 1985 by Sullivan County Historical Society. (Marker Number 77.1985.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.338′ N, 87° 24.452′ W. Marker is near Carlisle, Indiana, in Sullivan County. Marker is on U.S. 150 south of South Ledgerwood Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located at U.S.150 (a.k.a. "New 41") and the "off" connector to "Old 41" South of Ledgerwood Street Exit. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle IN 47838, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured
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By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Side B - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
as the crow flies. Sullivan Carnegie Library (approx. 9.6 miles away); Korean War & Vietnam War - - Veterans (approx. 9.6 miles away); World War I & World War I I Memorial (approx. 9.6 miles away); Global War on Terrorism (approx. 9.6 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 10.9 miles away in Illinois); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 11.3 miles away in Illinois); Cullom Homestead (approx. 11.3 miles away in Illinois); Dubois Tavern (approx. 11.4 miles away in Illinois).
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
North View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. North View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
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By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
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By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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