The Battle of the Bluffs was a force of about 400 Chickamaugans warriors that were led by Dragging Canoe. The warriors were planning to wipe out Fort Nashborough and the settlements around it. During the night the Indians divided and crept up to the forts. The next morning three Indians ran to the fort and shot the guard. The settlers then saddled up and rode to battle with the Indians. After many different things happened during the war, the Indians had defeated the settlers and they disappeared into the woods.