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The Little Known Story of How The British Were Stopped at the Mississippi During The American Revolution

Fancifal Image of Clark's Capture of Kaskaskia by F. C. Yohn.jpg
Painting by F.C. Yohn

In his upcoming book, Cavalry in the Wilderness, author and military historian Stephen Kling says the cavalry at Fort Kaskaskia, along with their Spanish partners, were instrumental in halting the advance of the British in the late 1700s.

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Born in Newport, Rhode Island to a military family, Kevin Boucher traveled the country and the world at a young age before his family settled in Murphysboro, Illinois in 1976. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale and worked in commercial radio before becoming the Traffic Manager at WSIU Public Television. Boucher has since earned a Master's degree in Professional Media & Media Management Studies from SIU's College of Mass Communication & Media Arts. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys gardening and exploring the flora and fauna of the Shawnee National Forest and other beautiful natural areas across southern Illinois. Kevin is embarking on a new path with WSIU as the Community Engagement Producer for WSIU Radio. Look for Kevin's work on air and on line.