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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Massacre in the King's Philip's War


South Hadley, MA - This is a monument for a massacre on September 18, 1675 in King's Philip's War, English against the Indians.



On the inscription is the word, "ambuscaded", which means ambushed. On the bottom was a reference to a stone slab that was 21 rods south of this monument(rod is 5.5 yards). I did not see this slab.

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Massacre in the King's Philip's War

4 Comments:

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Wicked Yankee said...

Hi, I just stumbled upon your photo on the Hadley monument when I was researching the King Philip's War. Great blog.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger thedrogue said...

This monument is NOT located in Hadley or South Hadley, Mass., but is, in fact, located just north of the center of South Deerfield, Mass. only a few yards aways from "bloody brook".

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question... Is the monument referring to a massacre of local Indians?

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was the other way around, the soldiers were massacred by the Indians.

 

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