Draper Manuscripts: Daniel Boone Papers, 1760-1911, Series CC, Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Clark Campaign 80
William Whitley, Narrative of a Kentucky pioneer, written ca. 1810: <In the year 1780 July 9th General George R. Clark raisd a Company of about 1000 or 1100 Men. Col. Beng Logan next in Command. We met at the Mouth of Lickin. About the time we left Bryants Station a man by name [blank] Ran off a[nd] gave the Indians information we marched Very hard after finding he was gone until we got to the Towns They had vacated Old Chilicotha Town. We Burnt the Town & cut down there corn. We then went on to Pickaway Town where the indians had embodyed [?] & gave Battle We had 15 or 16 Killd & Several wounded There was about 16 or 17 Sculps got (I was here appointed pilot in the Expedition) Amongst the rest we Killd an Owqen Coger [? cousin] of General Clark's He stated he was coming to us when he got shot he had been a prisoner with the Indians & livd several Hours after being shot. Here we Distroyed about 500 Acres of corn. The Indians had a Very strong [mss torn, word unclear] fort but they did not go in it in time of the action In time of the action they some Way caught Capt Hickman (If I mistake not his name) prisoner & then Burnt him As we were informed by the American Prisnors [sic] We Defeated the Indians & drove them from the Towns.> 9CC33-35

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