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Near Carlisle in Robertson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blue Licks Battlefield

 
 
Blue Licks Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, November 15, 2015
1. Blue Licks Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  On August 19, 1782, Pioneers suffered a bitter defeat and were routed by their Revolutionary War enemies.

Captain Caldwell concealed his British and Indian army along the ravines leading from this hilltop to the Licking River. Advancing into this ambush, the Pioneers were outnumbered and forced to flee across the river.
 
Location. 38° 25.983′ N, 83° 59.577′ W. Marker is near Carlisle, Kentucky, in Robertson County. Marker is on north entrance road 0.2 miles from Maysville Road (U.S. 68), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle KY 40311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patriot-Pioneer (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Indian Warrior Trading Path (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buffalo Trace (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Blue Licks Battlefield (about 700 feet away); Pioneer Pursuit (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 7 miles away); County Named, 1867

View from marker looking towards site of home of Major George M. Bedinger. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. View from marker looking towards site of home of Major George M. Bedinger.
(approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Morgan’s Last Raid (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Site of home of Major George M. Bedinger, officer War of the Revolution.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Blue Licks Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Dave Knoch, November 15, 2015
3. Site of Blue Licks Battlefield
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 268 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky.   2. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on November 18, 2015, by Dave Knoch of Scott County, Kentucky. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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