Battle of Blue Licks

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Fighting occurred nearly a year after surrender of Cornwallis. On today's History File, Cam Edwards narrates an important event from the frequently ignored final phase of the Revolutionary War. Following the Battle of Yorktown, British troops and their Native American allies were still fighting on the western frontier. On August 19, 1782, they ambushed Kentucky militia at Blue Licks and scored a major victory. The famous frontiersman Daniel Boone led an American contingent in the battle, and his son Israel was killed in the attack.