Friday, August 18, 2006

Blue Licks Battle Re-enactment in Chicago Tribune

This is pretty cool. Our own Blue Licks State Park and the re-enactment of the last major battle of the American Revolution that is being held there this weekend made it into the Chicago Tribune.

From the Chicago Tribune:

The Battle of Blue Licks was the last major battle of the American Revolution.

It was fought on Aug. 19, 1782, almost 10 months after the British had surrendered at Yorktown, Va.

The park will host a re-enactment of the battle Aug. 18-20.

The battle, fought near the present town of Blue Licks Springs, with its historic salt springs, was a decisive victory for the British and their American Indian allies.

The 1,000 British regulars and American Indians ambushed and routed the 180 Kentucky militiamen, including Daniel Boone. In all, 72 of the Kentuckians were killed, along with three British soldiers and a few Shawnees.

The battlefield is the centerpiece of Kentucky's Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Robertson County in Kentucky, about 48 miles northeast of Lexington along U.S. Highway 68.

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posted at 4:22 PM by Jeremy Parnell