What state is Vincennes in?
It wasn't. The capital of Indiana Territory (before Indiana became a state) was at Vincennes 1800-1813. The territorial capital was moved to Corydon in 1813 (and Corydon became the State's first capital in 1816). The Indiana State Museum attributes the move to politics: "In 1813, the territory capital was moved to Corydon along the Ohio River. The move was a master political strategy devised by Jonathan Jennings. Jennings was the territorial delegate to Congress and…
George Rogers Clark captured Ft. Sackville and the Vincennes. Richard Henry Lee was a sub-commander under George Rogers Clark. It was Clark who actually won the battle of Vincennes after capturing Ft Sackville. Clark, through ingenious tactics that made it appear as though there were more American troops in Vincennes than what actually remained of his force, was able to keep the fort and the town surrounding it against overwhelming odds.