ACH037: Two Catholics–a priest and a layman–were instrumental to the American victory over the British in the Northwest campaign of the Revolutionary War. Tom & Noëlle Crowe tell the stories of how Fr. Pierre Gibault and Francis Vigo rallied Catholic settlers and helped Gen. George Rogers Clark to victory in the Illinois campaign.
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Links for this episode:
- Father Gibault: The Patriot Priest of the Northwest
- Pierre Gibault, Priest And Patriot Of The Northwest In The Eighteenth Century
- Biography – GIBAULT, PIERRE – Volume V (1801-1820) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography
- Francis Vigo – George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
- Francis Vigo – Wikipedia
- George Rogers Clark – Wikipedia
- St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Library – Wikipedia
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