Backcountry Events




Kentucky Backcountry Immersion Event 

March 23rd, 24th & 25th , 2018 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORM! SEND COMPLETED FOR TO: HISTORICRECORDS@GMAIL.COM

LOCATION : Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area near Morehead Ky. Click here for Map 

-HISTORICAL SCENARIO 
Following the Long Run Massacre on September 13th, 1781, Col. John Floyd and 27 men went to bury the remains of the dead and pursue the Natives. During their march they were attacked and routed. In a dispatch later that day, Col. Floyd wrote to General George Roger's Clark :

 
Friday 14th 1/2 past 10 O Clock
Dear General
I have this minute returned from a little Excurtion against the Enemy & my party 27 in number are all dispersed & cut to pieces except 9 who came off the field with Capt Asturgus mortally Wounded and one other slightly wounded.  I dont yet know who are killed    Mr Ravenscraft was taken prisoner    A party was defeated yesterday near the same place & many Women and Children Wounded.  I want Satisfaction   do send me 100 men which number with what I can raise will do.  The Militia have no good powder    do send some.
I am   &c  &c  &c
Jno Floyd
I cant write   guess at the rest
 

-OUR SCENARIO
 This event will use this historical scenario as our backdrop with a force of Kentucky Militia heading into the woods with the objective of locating the dead and pursuing the Natives and British allies. It will be the objective of the Native and British Allies to surprise the militia force and get them on the run. May the best force win. 

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