Daniel Boone November 2, [O. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky , which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War —83 , which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Native Americans. Boone was captured by Shawnee warriors in , who after a while adopted him into their tribe.
The Battle of Blue Licks
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The History of the Battle of Blue Licks. Ron D. Although Lord Charles Cornwallis had surrendered British forces at Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, , bringing to a close the major hostilities of the American Revolution, isolated conflicts between the Americans, British, and Indians still occurred. The Kentucky frontier experienced some of the bloodiest British and Indian raids of the war. With the surrender of Cornwallis, many Kentuckians hoped that the attacks on their homes and settlements had come to an end.
DANIEL BOONE AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY
Excerpt from Boone: A Biography. Addressing a large force of Indians and British officers and militia assembled in Ohio in August of to attack the American settlements in Kentucky, Simon Girty spoke with a particular passion:. They are planting fruit trees and plowing the lands where, not long since, were the canebrakes and clover field.
Boone had forged a trail across the Cumberland Gap several years earlier and settled Fort Boonesborough , one of only three settlements at the time in what is now Kentucky. In the winter of , Boonesborough ran out of its vital salt supply. No supplies would come until spring, so the only way to get salt was by boiling water from a salt spring.