History Behind the Siege of Vincennes

Painting of the capture of Fort Sackville by George Rogers Clark http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-surrender-fort-sackville

On February 24, 1779, American commander George Rogers Clark led the raid on Vincennes. Despite having a smaller number of men and marching in the freezing cold for 18 days, Clark was able to submit the British defenders to concede and surrender.

Following the French and Indian War, the British took control of most of the trans-Appalachian frontier. Shortly afterward, the Proclamation of 1763 was…