1791–1849, American military officer, b. near Louisville, Ky.; nephew of George Rogers Clark
and William Clark
. He won public acclaim and a congressional award for his defense of Fort Stephenson against almost overwhelming enemy forces in the War of 1812. Croghan later served under Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War.
See Army Life on the Western Frontier, selections from Croghan's official reports ed. by F. P. Prucha (1958).
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