Gordon's Ferry

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Gordon's Ferry,1780 Col. Robertson & 17 others chase Indians 40 mi. after killing at Freeland's Station.

Where: 35.71757 -87.26251 Gordon's Ferry

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  • GNIS GNIS record for Gordon Ferry 35.7175697 -87.2625102 Location basis.

  • Google Ramsey, James Gettys McGready The Annals of Tennessee, to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its Settlement, as the Watauga Association, from 1796 to 1777; a Part of North-Carolina, from 1777 to 1784.... P.448
    In May of this year [1780], Freeland's Station was visited by the Indians ; one man, D. Lariman, was killed, and his head cut off. The whites pursued the retreating savages to the neighbourhood of Duck River, near the place since known as Gordon's Ferry, where they came in bearing of them preparing their camp-fires. The party of white men immediately dismounted, and marched upon the Indian camp, which was found deserted ; the enemy escaped. Of the pursuers, who numbered about twenty, the names only of four are known: Alexander Buchanan, John Brock, William Mann, and Capt. James Robertson. This was the first military excursion in that direction, and reflects great credit upon the adventure and gallantry of those who made it. As it was bloodless, the enemy was not deterred frum repeating their inroads and aggressions upon the feeble settlements on the Cumberland, and, in a short time after, Isaac Lefevre was killed near the fort on the Bluff, at the spot where Nathan Ewing, Esq., since lived.
    See Freeland's Station.

  • RevWar75 RevWar75  
  • May 1780 listing Not found.

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