::"Major" John Buchanan


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} "Major" John Buchanan (born in January 12, 1759) was an American frontiersman and one of the founders of present-day Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for defending his fort, Buchanan Station, from an attack by several hundred Native American Indians on September 30, 1792.<ref name="Donelson, Tennessee: Its History and Landmarks<ref name="Donelson, Tennessee: Its History and Landmarks">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The defense at Buchanan’s Station saved early Nashville, which was unprepared after dismissing rumors of an incoming Indian onslaught. On their part, the Indians recoiled, splitting into small parties that caused considerable damage to outlying homesteads but abandoned the major attack on Nashville. Nor was any like invasion attempted again. The defense of Buchanan’s Station not only spared Nashville, but raised the morale of the pioneers at a dark and difficult time, and was frequently recalled in the following decades as a symbol of the courage and determination of the founders of the state of Tennessee.

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Intro   Origins    Settlement in Cumberland    Attack on Buchanan's Station   Sally Ridley Buchanan   Additional Information    References   

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