The Battle of Fort San Carlos in 1780 was of great importance in the Revolutionary War. Andrew Cooperman argues that a force of Americans and Illinois French Creoles foiled British plans to sweep through the Mississippi Valley
"“Cahokia and the Trans-Appalachian West in the American Revolution”,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 6
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol6/iss2/4