The nearly one mile stretch of old U.S.60 (the Eastwood cutoff) follows the ridge and nearly the identical route of Boone's old wagon road. It was along this stretch of old U.S.60 at the site of the present day Eastwood Cemetery that the defeat occurred.
Those of Floyd's men who survived the first fire quickly charged on horse or on foot through the Indian lines, their only means of escape. Out of the twenty-seven men who rode out from Linn's Station that morning, only ten escaped from the defeat. Seventeen were either killed or captured on the spot. Capt. A'Sturgis died somewhere between Floyd's Fork and Linn's as they retreated. Again the Beargrass Stations were shocked by the new horror story told by the survivors of Floyd's defeat as they came in that morning. Colonel Floyd immediately sat down and dashed off the following dispatch to George Rogers Clark at the Falls:
Friday 14th 1/2 past 10 O Clock
I have this minute returned from a little excursion against the Enemy & my party 27 in number are all dispersed & cut to pieces except 9 who came off the field with Cap A'Sturgis mortally wounded and one other slightly wounded. I don't yet know who are killed. M 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 has no good powder. Do send some
I am &c &c &c
I can't write guess at the rest
The day after Floyd's Defeat, a force of 300 men from the Falls and Beargrass made a long rapid march in the hot weather to rescue the families of Squire Boone and the Widow Hinton at Painted Stone. It was a humiliating defeat for Colonel John Floyd, but not totally without some benefit. Despite their surprise, Floyd's men had succeeded in inflicting several casualties on their Indian attackers.
After Floyd had been driven off, Joseph Brant and Alexander McKee vigorously proposed that the Indians follow up their success by taking Squire Boone's Station on their way back or at least, as McKee said: "endeavor to draw them out, destroy their cattle, and otherwise distress them." But the Hurons were so discouraged by the loss of their chief that they wanted only to return North of Ohio as soon as possible. With the Hurons, all the Indians turned homeward. Floyd's defeat thus saved the few inhabitants of Painted Stone from almost certain death or captivity.
The Revolution officially ended October 19th 1781, just a little more than a month after the Long Run Massacre and Floyd's Defeat. The Long Run Massacre was one of the largest and certainly one of the bloodiest massacres in Kentucky history. A fairly complete list of the victims can be pieced together. There were no more than 15 killed. Tragic as this was, most accounts grossly exaggerate the number of victims. For example, the Kentucky Highway Marker along U.S.60 near Long Run perpetuates in bronze for the passing motorist that the Indians "killed over 60 pioneers."