Illinois in the American Revolution
The marker is located in a small park at the intersection of IL 3 and IL 157 on the south side of Cahokia. It is close to IL 3.
Illinois Bicentennial Commission and The Illinois State Historical Society
George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia on the night of July 4-5, 1778, and then sent a small company under Captain Joseph Bowman northward to Cahokia. Bowman met no resistance from the French settlers along the way, and took possession of Cahokia on July 6. The people there supported the American cause and raised a militia company to join Clark on his march to Vincennes. Clark later, under the authority of Virginia, established an administrative court at Cahokia and Bowman was elected magistrate.
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