Monday, July 03, 2006

The Battle of Blue Licks

Since July 4th is tomorrow, and since I've been watching "The Revolution" series on the History Channel, I thought I'd point out the Revolutionary War in our own area by linking to the Wikipedia article on the Battle of Blue Licks. As a side note, don't forget to take part in the large number of activities scheduled for the July 4th celebration downtown, taking place throughout the day. Also, tonight Ripley, Ohio, is having their annual fireworks display. It's just a few miles down river, so be sure to stop in.
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From Wikipedia: The Battle of Blue Licks, on August 19, 1782 was the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The battle, which took place in the frontier country of northern Kentucky, near the present-day town of Blue Licks Springs in Robertson County, occurred almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Cornwallis at Yorktown. The Battle of Blue Licks was a decisive victory for a combined invasion force of 1000 British regulars and Native Americans from the Ohio nations, over a force of 180 Kentucky militiamen. It is considered by historians to be the "low point" for the Americans, in the struggle for possession of the western country beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Full Story

posted at 3:07 PM by Jeremy Parnell

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