What was the Great Swamp Fight (1675)?

Introduction The Great Swamp Fight or the Great Swamp Massacre was a crucial battle fought during King Philip’s War between the colonial militia of New England and the Narragansett tribe in December 1675. It was fought near the villages of Kingston and West Kingston in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The combined… Read More

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What was the Sudbury Fight (1676)?

Introduction The Sudbury Fight, 21 April 1676, was a battle of King Philip’s War, fought in what is today Sudbury and Wayland, Massachusetts, when approximately five hundred Wampanoag, Nipmuc, and Narragansett Native Americans raided the frontier settlement of Sudbury in Massachusetts Bay Colony. Disparate companies of English militiamen from nearby settlements marched to the town’s… Read More

What was the Lancaster Raid (1676)?

Introduction The Lancaster Raid was the first in a series of five planned raids on English colonist towns during the winter of 1675 as part of King Philip’s War. Metacom, known by English colonists as King Philip, was a Wampanoag sachem involved in leading and organizing Wampanoag warriors during the war. Teaming up with Nipmucs… Read More

What was the Great Swamp Fight (1675)?

Introduction The Great Swamp Fight or the Great Swamp Massacre was a crucial battle fought during King Philip’s War between colonial militia of New England and the Narragansett tribe in December 1675. It was fought near the villages of Kingston and West Kingston in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The combined force… Read More

What was the Siege of Springfield (1675)?

Introduction The Siege of Springfield (October 1675) was a conflict around the colonial settlement of Springfield, Massachusetts during King Philip’s War. Springfield was the second and final New England settlement burned to the ground during the war; the first was Providence Plantations. King Philip’s War remains, per capita, the bloodiest war in American history. Background… Read More

What was the Siege of Brookefield (1675)?

Introduction Wheeler’s Surprise, and the ensuing Siege of Brookfield, was a battle between Nipmuc Indians under Muttawmp, and the English of the Massachusetts Bay Colony under the command of Thomas Wheeler and Captain Edward Hutchinson, in August 1675 during King Philip’s War. The battle consisted of an initial ambush by the Nipmucs on Wheeler’s unsuspecting… Read More

What was the Battle of Bloody Brook (1675)?

Introduction The Battle of Bloody Brook was fought on 18 September 1675 OS (28 September 1675 NS) between English colonial militia from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a band of Indians led by the Nipmuc sachem Muttawmp, during King Philip’s War. The Indians ambushed colonists escorting a train of wagons carrying the harvest from Deerfield… Read More