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Illinois Regiment Time-Line:
**Calendar of Important Dates pertaining to the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, the Kentucky settlements the regiment was responsible for protecting, and what was simultaneously happening on the east coast of the colonies.

1774 -
August - October
- Lord Dunmore's War against the Shawnee (The First Formal Military experience for many of our Officers)
- Harrodsburg Established
1775 -
April
- Hostilities commence between the Colonies and Great Britain with the Battle of Lexington and Concord, MA.
March
- Boonesborough and St. Asaph's (Logan's) Station Established
June
- Battle of Bunker Hill / Breed's Hill
1776 -
March
- Boston evacuated by the British
July
- The Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia
August - September
- New York is captured by the British
December
- Virginia sends Powder supplies to Kentucky
- Kentucky applies to become a County of Virginia
- The Battle of Trenton and Princeton, NJ
1777 -
January-December
- Increased Indian Attacks reduce Kentucky to three Stations (Harrod's, Boone's, and Logan's)
January
- Clark returns to Virginia from Kentucky
September
- Philadelphia captured by the British
October
- The Battle of Saratoga
December
- Washington encamps at Valley Forge
1778 -
January
- Clark promoted to Colonel and authorized to raise aRegiment by Governor Patrick Henry and the Virginia Council
- Abraham Kellar enlists as a Second Lieutenant in Captain Joseph Bowman's Company of the Illinois Regiment
February
- Franco- American Alliance is signed
May
- Corn Island fortified and the Regiment is trained
June
- The Illinois Regiment departs for the Illinois Country
July 4th
- Kaskaskia is captured
July
- Cahokia and Vincennes are captured, the Illinois Country is secured
December
- British Lieutenant Governor Henry Hamilton retakes Vincennes
- Joseph Bowman is promoted to the rank of Major. Abraham Kellar is promoted to Captain and assumes command of the Company.
1779 -
January
- Francisco Vigo brings word to Clark of Goven'r Henry Hamilton's Capture of Vincennes
February 5th
- Clark and the Illinois Regiment set out from Kaskaskia to recapture Vincennes
February 23rd
- The Siege of Vincennes begins
February 25th
- Hamilton and the Garrison surrender
March 8th
- The Guard detachment, under Lieuten't John Rogers, departs with Hamilton and the other Prisoners for Virginia
May
- Spain declares War on Great Britain
June 16th
- Hamilton and Lamothe arrive in Williamsburg and are taken to the Gaol.
August
- By order of Colonel Clark, Captain Kellar is sent on recruiting duty, his Company is retained as part of the Garrison at Vincennes
- Major Joseph Bowman dies
1780 -
January
- Plans made for a Campaign against Detroit by Clark and his officers, Kellar's Company remains at Vincennes
January - December
- Ten to twenty thousand settlers move into Kentucky
May
- Ft. Jefferson established and garrisoned by the Illinois Regiment to defend the Confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
- Cahokia besieged by British Captain Hesse and a party of Indians
June
- British Captain Henry Bird and a party of Indians destroy Martin and Ruddle's Stations in Kentucky attempting this assault.
August
- Battle of Camden, S. Carolina
- Clark calls up 1,000 Kentucky Militia for a retaliatory strike against the Shawnee. The militia forms up with a small force of the Illinois Regiment at the Mouth of the Licking River, Kentucky. Cross the Ohio River, they proceed against the Shawnee towns of Chilicothe and Piqua. A sharp battle ensues at Piqua and the Indians are defeated. Both towns are completely destroyed
September
- Benedict Arnold's Treason
October
- Battle of King's Mountain, N. Carolina
November
- Clark returns to Virginia to meet with Governor Thomas Jefferson
1781 -
January
- The British invade Virginia
- Clark promoted to Brigadier General
- The British, led by Benedict Arnold, sack Richmond, Virginia (Clark fights a successful rearguard action in this battle)
March
- The Battle of Guilford Courthouse, N. Carolina
June
- Clark returns to the Illinois Country to try to organize an expedition against Detroit (again!)
August
- Colonel Archibald Lochry and his troops, en route to join Clark, are surprised by Indians commanded by Joseph Brant. Lochry and his entire command are wiped out
October
- Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown Virginia
December
- The Illinois Regiment is reduced and Captain Kellar resigns his commission
1782 -
March
- The Gnadenhutten Massacre. Ninety Delaware men, women and children are murdered
June
- Colonel William Crawford's Defeat by the Indians
August
-The Battle of Blue Licks. The Kentucky Militia is soundly defeated
September
- Clark organizes the Kentucky Militia and, again, destroys Chilicothe and Piqua
1783 -
July
- Clark is relieved of command by Virginia
September
- The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the War
December
- Washington resigns his commission
1784 -
December
- The Illinois Regiment is officially disbanded

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