On a hill next to the Licking River in what is now Robertson County, a force of about 50 British rangers and American Indians ambushed and routed Kentucky militiamen killing some It was the worst defeat for the Kentuckians during the war. SIR,--Present circumstances of affairs cause me to write to your Excellency as follows. On the 16th instant a large number of Indians with some white men attacked one of our frontier stations known by the name of Bryant's Station.
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Blue Licks Battleflied Satate Resort commemorates more than one era of history. Salt springs at Blue Licks attracted prehistoric mammoths and formed a center of Indian life, then later provide important to frontiersmen like Daniel Boone. Pioneer Daniel Boon was later captured here by Native Americans while operating a saltworks and later built a cabin and lived nearby. A monument at the park commemorates the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Blue Licks including Daniel Boone and his son Israel. The park offers a lodge with 32 rooms, executive cottages, and meeting rooms.
The battle occurred ten months after Lord Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown, which had effectively ended the war in the east. It was the worst defeat for the Kentuckians during the frontier war. The focus of this book is not to find and list the men and women who were present at Bryan Station or those at the battlefield, but I thought that combining and presenting what has already been published on this subject might be interesting to some readers. However, the author must confess that he has not personally conducted any extensive research on the subject, and only used secondary sources. One of these source should be used with caution.