C-J 3-13-1898 GRC 7

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C-J 3-13-1898 GRC 7 - -r- -r- -r- energy and patriotism of his stern...
-r- -r- -r- energy and patriotism of his stern nature was aroused to accomplish his purpose. The erection of this monument monument was mainly due to the influence of William H. English, who later wrote such an excellent sketch of his . life, from which some of the facts in thla article are taken. In due time Kentucky Kentucky or Louisville will probably do something to honor Clark properly. In 1S88 a bill waa Introduced into Congress appropriating I2&.000 for a monument to be erected in Loulsvlll. It passed th Senate, but In the House it was referred referred to the Committee of th Whole, and it is there yet. There la In th court-house court-house court-house yard at Vlncennes a memorial erected to Clark. It was built sixteen years ago by M. Muldoon, of Louisville. Clark Is represented represented In his hunting suit, standing between between an Infantryman and cavalryman. Ben Caaeeday posed for It,- It,- and Clark's picture waa sent to Italy from which to make the face. This was the first publio publio recognition of a man to whom all generations generations of American citizens are Indebted Indebted for having hauled down the British flag at Post St. Vincent, and making possible the acquisition of the . great Northwest. Th States of Indiana, Illinois. Ohio, Michigan. Wisconsin and part of M ln-nesota ln-nesota ln-nesota were acquired for the United States by Gen. Clark and bis soliers, and ail. they got for It was the 150,000 acres here referred to. Without food, benumbed with cold, up to their waists In water covered with broken ice. tbe men composing Clark's troooa mutinied on their way to captur Vlncennes and refused to march further, lit on of the companies was a small boy who acted as drummer, says' Judge Law in his history of Vlncennes. in th same company was a sergeant. standing six feet two inches in his stockings, stockings, stout, at hi et to and devoted to Clark. Ha mounted th little drummer on the shoulders of the stalwart sergeant and gave, orders for him to plunge into th half frosen water. He did so, th little drummer beating the charge from his lofty perch, while Clark, with sword In hand, followed them, giving th com mand, "Forward." Such waa- waa- (Jeorge Kogers viarx, os Clarksville, Illinois g anU KDWAKD iri.rzrATKU,Jk. Much Baalism.

Clipped from The Courier-Journal13 Mar 1898, SunPage 20

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)13 Mar 1898, SunPage 20
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