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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montreal, massacre at (search)
ederacy) invaded the island of Montreal, burned all the plantations, and murdered men, women, and children. This event threw the whole French colony into consternation. It was reported that 1,000 of the French were slain during the invasion, besides twenty-six carried into captivity and burned alive. It was this massacre that the French sought to avenge the next year, when Frontenac sent into the Mohawk country the mongrel party that destroyed Schenectady, and two others which attacked Salmon Falls and Casco, in Maine. Sir William Phipps having been successful in an expedition against Port Royal, Acadia, in 1690, a plan for the conquest of Canada was speedily arranged. A fleet under Phipps proceeded against Quebec, and colonial land forces were placed under the supreme command of Fitz-John Winthrop, son of Governor Winthrop, of Connecticut. Milborne, son-in-law of Leisler, undertook, as commissary, to provide and forward subsistence for the march. Colonel Schuyler with a party of
ce of provincial president, appoint a council for the safety of the people, and resume the government according to charter rights......April 18, 1689 Garrison at Pemaquid attacked by Indians and forced to surrender......Aug. 2, 1689 Maj. Benjamin Church, with 600 men raised by Massachusetts, proceeds to the Kennebec, and, ranging along the coasts, intimidates the Indians; leaving sixty soldiers at Fort Loyal, he returns with the rest to Massachusetts......1689 Newichawannock (now Salmon Falls), attacked by French and Indians under Sieur Artel, and fifty-four settlers captured and the settlement burned......March 18, 1690 Five hundred French and Indians under Castin attack Fort Loyal at Falmouth; the people abandon the village and retire to the garrison, May 16, which capitulates on the 20th, when the French, after burning the town, retire to Quebec with 100 prisoners......May, 1690 Sir William Phipps leaves Boston with five vessels for Nova Scotia. He captures Port Ro
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), William's War, King (search)
suits, the Indians were made allies of the French and the two races were frequently found on the war-path few months later Frontenac, governor of Canada, sent a party of 300 French and Indian warriors from Montreal to penetrate the country towards Albany. On a gloomy night in the winter (Feb. 18, 1690), when the snow lay 20 inches deep in the Mohawk Valley, they fell upon the frontier town of Schenectady (q. v.), massacred many of the people, and burned the village. Early in the spring Salmon Falls, near Piscataqua, was surprised (March 28) and thirty of its inhabitants were killed; and the attacking party, on its way homeward, met a third party that Women settlers standing Guard. had come from Quebec and joined them in destroying the fort and settlement at Casco, where a similar attack had been repulsed by the famous Captain Church. Other eastern villages suffered. All the colonies were aroused by these atrocities, and the New England people resolved on speedy retaliation.
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Oregon Volunteers. (search)
lla, Washington Territory, June 24-July 12, 1862. Left Fort Walla Walla July 25, 1862, for Salmon Falls on Snake River Expedition against Snake Indians in Idaho August 19-October 11, 1862, and prot, 1864, and to Southeastern Oregon April 30-October 6, 1864. Expedition from Fort Boies to Salmon Falls, Idaho Territory, and skirmishes August 27-October 5, 1864. At Fort Vancouver and other st Walla Walla via Fort Dalles May 14-June 2, 1862. Left Fort Walla Walla July 25, 1862, for Salmon Falls on Snake River. Expedition against Snake Indians in Idaho August 19-October 11, 1862, and alles; thence to Fort Walla Walla June 24-July 12, 1862. Left Fort Walla Walla July 25 for Salmon Falls on Snake River. Expedition against Snake Indians in Idaho and protecting emigrant roads Aurt Boies to Booneville July 20-August 17, 1864 (Detachment). Expedition from Fort Boies to Salmon Falls, Idaho, August 27-October 5, 1864 (Detachment). Skirmish, Harney Lake Valley September 23,
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Washington Territory Volunteers. (search)
862, and at Fort Walla Walla till December, 1865. Companies B and C at Fort Vancouver till June 26, 1862, and at Fort Colville till muster out. (Co. C ) Expedition to Snake Indian Country May 4-October 26, 1863. Company B moved to Fort Walla Walla May 25, 1864, and duty there till muster out. Company D at Fort Vancouver till June 25, 1862. At Fort Hoskins till June, 1863. Moved to Fort Boies June 1-July 4 and duty there till February, 1865. Expedition from Fort Boies to Salmon Falls August 27-October 5, 1864 (Detachment). Ordered to Fort Vancouver February 16, 1865, and duty there till muster out. Company E ordered to Fort Walla Walla August 1, 1862, thence to Fort Steilacoom September 23, 1862, and to Camp Lapwai October 19, 1862. Duty there till April, 1864. At Fort Vancouver till muster out. Company F at Fort Dalles, Ore., till February, 1865, and at Fort Vancouver till muster out. Company G at Fort Steilacoom till April, 1863. Ordered to Fort
dren!) and the dwellings set on fire. Of the inhabitants, some, half clad, fled through the snows to Albany; sixty were massacred, of whom seventeen were children, and ten were Africans. For such ends had the hardships of a winter's expedition, frost, famine, and frequent deaths, been encountered: such was war. The party from Three Rivers, led by Hertel, and consisting of but fifty-two persons, of whom three were his sons, and two his nephews, surprised the set- March 27. tlement at Salmon Falls, on the Piscataqua, and, after a bloody engagement, burned houses, barns, and cattle in the stalls, and took fifty-four prisoners, chiefly women and children. The prisoners were laden by the victors with spoils from their own homes. Robert Rogers, rejecting his burden, was bound by the Indians to a Chap. XXI.} tree, and dry leaves kindled about him, yet in such 1690 heaps as would burn but slowly. Mary Furguson, a girl of fifteen, burst into tears from fatigue, and was scalped forth
which they belonged had been attacked by the Shoshone or Banack tribe of Indians; that a large number of emigrants had been killed, and the remainder driven away from their wagons and scattered. The men arrived here much exhausted, having subsisted on some dried horse meat for twenty-one days. The names of the murdered are as follows: J. Myers, Wm. Autley, Lewis Lawson, Justice Creese, Charles Kersner, Elijah Otter and his wife, three daughters and one son. When the brothers Keith left the train there were alive Joseph Myers, wife, and five children; A. McNorman, wife, and five children; Daniel Chase, wife, and three children; Samuel Gleason, Charles Jeffy, Mr. Munsay, and six children of Elijah Otter. When last heard from they had nothing to eat. Some provisions have been sent to their assistance, and it is hoped they will arrive in time to save them from starvation. The attack was made between Salmon Falls and Fort Baise. If they are yet alive the supplies will save them.
one of said decrees there now seems to arise some "funny" questions. It seems that a certain party in South Berwick, anxious to get rid of his "spouse," pressed a hearing upon his libel, and obtained a decree during the third day of the term. On the fifth day of the term the said "spouse" made her appearance before the court, and stated that her anxious husband and his friends persuaded her that the case would not be called up till the second week in the term, consequently she returned home, although she had a defence to said libel, &c., &c. The court, upon these representations, ordered the decree of divorce to be stricken from the docket. Now, the funny part of it is that said divorced husband went home on the day of the decree, (obtained as before stated,) and forth with proceeded to Salmon Falls and married another lady. What his new wife will say, or how they will proceed when they learn that there is in fact no decree of divorce from the first wife, remains to be seen."