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King Philip's War

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Date: 20 Jun 1675 to Apr 1678
Location: New Englandmap
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Historical event: June 1675 – April 1678
See also: Category:King Philip's War
"King Philip's War, sometimes called the First Indian War, Metacom's War, Metacomet's War, or Metacom's Rebellion, was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists and their Native American allies in 1675–78. The war is named after the main leader of the Native American side, Metacomet, known to the English as "King Philip". Major Benjamin Church emerged as the Puritan hero of the war; it was his company of Puritan rangers and Native American allies that finally hunted down and killed King Philip on August 12, 1676. The war continued in northern New England (primarily in Maine at the New England and Acadia border) until a treaty was signed at Casco Bay in April 1678."[1]
Date June 1675 – April 1678
Location: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire
Result: Colonial Victory
Wampanoag, Narragansett, Sakonnet, Nipmuck, Podunk, Nashaway
New England Confederation, Mohegan, Pequot
Wampanoag, Narragansett, Sakonnet, Nipmuck, Podunk, Nashaway
Commanders and leaders:
Metacom, known as "King Philip of Wampanoag",
Canonchet, Grand Sachem of the Narragansett
Awashonks, chief of Sakonnet
Muttawmp, chief of Nipmuck
Wonalancet, sagamore of Penacook
Squando, sagamore of Pequawket on the Saco
Mogg Heigon, sagamore on the Saco
Madockawando sagamore on the Penobscot
Jean Vincent Abbadie de Saint-Castin
Strength: approx. 3,400
Casualties and losses: approx. 3,000
New England Confederation, Mohegan, Pequot
Commanders and leaders:
Gov. Josiah Winslow,
Gov. John Leverett,
Gov. John Winthrop, Jr.,
Captain William Turner,
Captain Benjamin Church
Major Richard Waldron
Captain Charles Frost
Strength: approx. 3,500
Casualties and losses: approx. 600
'The list of Soldiers credited with Military Service'[2]


Southern Theatre
  • Mohawk intervention (Feb 1676)
  • Native campaign (Winter 1675/1676)
  • Lancaster raid (Feb 1676)
  • Plymouth Plantation Campaign (12-29 Mar 1676)
  • Attack on Sudbury (21 Apr 1676)
  • Falls Fight (19 May 1676)
  • Second Battle of Nipsachuck (2 Jul 1676)
  • Metacomet's Ending at Mount Hope (12 Aug 1676)
Northeast Coast Campaign
  • Raid on Topsham (5 Sep 1675)
  • Attack on Casco Bay (Sep 1675)
  • Attack at Falmouth (12 Sep 1675)
  • Attack at Saco (18 Sep 1675)
  • Attack at Biddeford
  • Attack at Durham
  • Attack(s) at Berwick (1 & 16 & 18 Oct 1675)
  • Attack at Scarborough (Oct 1675)
  • Attack at Wells (Oct 1675)
  • Treaty of Casco (April 1678) at Fort Charles, Pemaquid.


  1. Wikipedia: King Philip's War
  2. George M. Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, Boston, Printed for the author (1891)


Research links:

  • George Ellis and John Morris. "King Philip's War" Grafton Press, New York, 1906. Chapter XVII. The text is in the public domain. [ 315 pages of print, 20 webpages, with 24 photos] (Accessed 10 Nov 2022) Hosted at University of Chicago.
  • Mandell, Daniel R. (2010). Baltimore, Maryland (ed.). "King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty". Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-9948-5. (Accessed 20 Nov 2022) Google Books
  • Frank T. Siebert. “The First Maine Indian War: Incident at Machias (1676).” Actes Du Quatorzieme Congres des Algonquinistes, William Cowan, ed. Ottawa: Carleton University.
  • Baker, Emerson W., "Trouble to the eastward: the failure of Anglo-Indian relations in early Maine" (1986). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623765. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/s2-mh0r-hx28
  • Margaret Ellen Newell. "The Changing Nature of Indian Slavery in New England, 1670–1720". Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Volume 71 "Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience". (Accessed 22 Oct 2022) https://www.colonialsociety.org/node/1397
  • William Hubbard, "The History of the Indian Wars in New England from the First Settlement to the Termination of the War with King Philip in 1677, Samuel G. Drake, ed. (Roxbury: W. Elliot Woodward, 1665), p. 94.
  • Almon Wheeler Lauber, “Indian Slavery in Colonial Times Within the Present Limits of the United States," Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law, LIV, No. 3 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1913), p. 125.

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