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Most of the British and a large number of Indians returned home.
The more zealous members stayed and formed a smaller force comprised of about 50 British Rangers, commanded by Capt.
Included were Col.
Eventually Caldwell's force showed themselves, but never mounted a serious assault.
McGary issued his challenge and the troops followed.
In it was divided into three large Virginia counties:
The position was ideal, allowing a withdrawal route for the defenders and cover tree linebut not for attackers, who had the river behind them and open fields to cross.
Initially the invaders remained hidden; however, their presence was known, giving rise to one of Kentucky's most remembered folklore stories.
The raids south of the Ohio River included atrocities such as the destruction of Ruddle and Martin Stations in
The retreat across the open field and the ford of the Licking river resulted in even more casualties.
The author of this article is a direct descendent of Polly Hawkins Craig; her son John was the temporary commander of the fort during the siege, Battle blue lick.