The American Revolution had already ended in the East when the last battle took place in Kentucky. Over 300 Indiansalong with British and Canadian troops waited in ambush for Kentucky militiamen assembled in Lexington to make their way north toward the Blue Licks. John Todd led the troops that had come together after the Indians had attacked the settlement at Bryans Station. His officers included prominent Kentuckians, Daniel Boone, Stephen Trigg and Hugh McGary. Benjamin Logan was enroute with additional forces but arrived after the battle.
The Kentuckians were cut down in a matter of minutes. In a battle that lasted only about 15 minutes, many of the Kentuckians were killed.
Each year at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park re-enactors recreate the historic battle. Click here for photos!