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George Rogers Clark > 225th Anniversary Exhibit > Note on the Sources Note on the Sources

Several sources are quoted in the exhibit without full citations because of space considerations:

• "Clark's Memoir" refers to an account he completed circa 1791. It was published in its entirety for the first time in William Hayden English, Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio, 1778-1783, and Life of Gen. George Rogers Clark (2 vols., Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1896). The text (which English changed to more standard English) is available on the Indiana Historical Bureau Web site.

• "Hamilton's Journal" refers to a Journal kept by the British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton. It was published in John D. Barnhart, ed., Henry Hamilton and George Rogers Clark in the American Revolution with the Unpublished Journal of Lieut. Gov. Henry Hamilton (Crawfordsville, Ind.: R. E. Banta, 1951). Barnhart provides an interesting analysis of Hamilton, Clark, and their interactions, with more focus on the British perspective. Portions of the Hamilton Journal are on the Indiana Historical Bureau Web site.

• "Bowman's Journal" is the best day-to-day account of the march to Vincennes. It was kept by Clark's Captain Joseph Bowman. It is quoted from James Alton James, ed. George Rogers Clark Papers, 1771-1781 (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1912). It is also available (changed to more standard English) in English, cited above; the English version is on the Indiana Historical Bureau Web site.

The exhibit program provides a bibliography of other resources.

Additional materials are available in "The Fall of Fort Sackville" an issue of The Indiana Historian published by the Indiana Historical Bureau.