Portrait by Joseph Henry Bush. Courtesy of Historic Locust Grove, Inc.
Kentucky artist, Joseph Henry Bush (c.1794-1865), painted Clark at Locust Grove shortly before Clark's death in 1818. Bush became a well-known portrait artist in Kentucky and Louisiana.
Only 65 years old when the portrait was completed, Clark looks much older because of his poor health.
Additional information about Bush may be found at http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/painting/bush.htm.
Courtesy of Leroy F. Squires and Cave Hill National Cemetery.
George Rogers Clark was buried in the Croghan family burial ground at Locust Grove in 1818.
On October 29, 1869, Clark's body, and those of other family members, were reinterred at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.
R. C. Ballard Thruston, "The Grave of General George Rogers Clark," The Filson Club History Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 4 (October 1936), pp. 210-11, 213.
225th Anniversary Exhibit
- Under Many Nations
- American Revolution in the East
- American Revolution in the West
- Clark Goes West
- Year of the "Bloody Sevens"
- Clark's Daring Plan
- The Campaign Begins
- Taking Kaskaskia
- Taking Cahokia
- Taking Fort Sackville
- Peace with the Indians
- The British Retake Fort Sackville
- Clark Learns about Hamilton's Move
- March to Vincennes - February 5, 1779
- March to Vincennes - February 15, 1779
- March to Vincennes - February 17, 1779
- March to Vincennes - February 22, 1779
- March to Vincennes - February 23, 1779 - The Dry Ground
- March to Vincennes - February 23, 1779 - Warriors Island
- March to Vincennes - February 23, 1779 - Clark Attacks the Fort
- The Fort under Siege - February 24, 1779
- Terms of Surrender Determined - February 24, 1779
- Clark and the End of the American Revolution
- Clark after the American Revolution
- Plat of Clark's Grant
- Additional Aspects of Clark's Life and Work
- Clark's Death
- Celebrating Clark
- Note on the Sources
- Who's Who
- Exhibit Bibliography
- Contributing Organizations