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Battle of the Bluffs

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, August 17, 2010
1. Battle of the Bluffs Marker
Inscription. Raged around this point April 2, 1781 between Cherokee Indians and settlers. Loosed by Mrs. James Robertson, dogs from the Fort attacked the Indians allowing settlers to escape to the Fort. Many were killed including Captian James Leiper.
 
Erected 1928 by Erected by Nashville Optimist Club.
 
Location. 36° 9.691′ N, 86° 46.586′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue N.. Touch for map. Marker located on the side of Opry Original building on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Ave. Markes is facing 3rd Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 3rd Avenue N, Nashville TN 37201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Green Ryman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sampson W. Keeble (about 500 feet away); William Walker (about 600 feet away); Birth of Bluegrass (about 700 feet away); Demonbreum's Cave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sarah Estell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel John Donelson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel James Robertson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Nashborough's Battle of the Bluff
Battle of the Bluffs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 17, 2010
2. Battle of the Bluffs Marker
. In the fort, a pack of fifty hunting dogs were running madly around the fort enclosure wanting to get at the Indians. Charlotte, wife of Colonel James Robertson, seeing what was happening ordered the gates to be opened to let the dogs out. The dogs ran down the hill to defend their masters and attacked the war party. The dog attack distracted the indians and gave the settlers the break they needed. Carrying their wounded they hurried to the fort. (Submitted on March 4, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Broadway and 3rd Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 17, 2010
3. Broadway and 3rd Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2014, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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