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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1779.
 
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
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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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shakertown (approx. 4.8 miles away); 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); Merom Conference Center (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. 10.9 miles away in Illinois); Merom Founded 1817 (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
Side B - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
2. Side B - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
North View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
3. North View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
South/West View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
4. South/West View - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
Long View to North - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, October 10, 2009
5. Long View to North - - Westernmost Naval Battle of the Revolution Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,580 times since then and 97 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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