What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?

What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?

What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?

What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?

Chicago played absolutely no role in the Revolutionary War.  It was not even a city yet at that time.  The first permanent resident (Du Sable) didn’t even get to Chicago until after the war and Fort Dearborn was not built until the 1790s.As for the Civil War, there were no battles in or near Chicago, of course.  Chicago was site of a large prisoner of war camp.  Cook County sent something like 20,000 men to fight in the war.To me, it wasn’t so much that Chicago had a big role in the war as it was that the war helped make Chicago.  It helped make the railroad infrastructure for the country that was to make Chicago such a big city in the years after the war.
What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?
What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?
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What role did Chicago play in the american revolution and in the civil war?
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