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George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Gwynne Tuell Potts

Abstract

This is a story of greed, adventure and settlement; of causes won and lost. The book’s theme is eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century conflict and settlement in the Ohio River valley, told within the context of the national and international events that led to the American Revolution and guided Kentucky’s postwar future.“Colonel” George Croghan serves as the exemplar of Britain’s trans-Appalachian experience. The Revolution was fought in three theaters; the northern belonged to George Washington, and among his officers was Croghan’s nephew, Major William Croghan. The major joined the southe ... More

Keywords: George Rogers Clark, George Croghan, William Croghan, American Revolution, Trans-Appalachian settlement, Native Americans, Land, Political intrigue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813178677
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gwynne Tuell Potts, author
Historic Locust Grove