Battle of Bloody Brook

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Not to be confused with Battle of Bloody Creek. ‹See Tfd›
Battle of Bloody Brook
Part of King Philip's War
BattleOfBloodyBrook.jpg
19th century depiction of the battle
Date September 12, 1675
Location South Deerfield, Massachusetts
42°28′59″N 72°36′13″W / 42.4831°N 72.6037°W / 42.4831; -72.6037
Result Nipmuc victory
Belligerents
Nipmuc Massachusetts Bay Colony
Commanders and leaders
Muttawmp Thomas Lathrop 
Strength
"multitudes"[1] 79
Casualties and losses
at least 40 militia killed
at least 17 civilians killed

The Battle of Bloody Brook was fought on September 12, 1675 between English colonial militia from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and a band of Indians led by the Nipmuc sachem Muttawmp. The Indians ambushed colonists escorting a train of wagons carrying the harvest from Deerfield to Hadley during King Philip's War. They killed at least 40 militia men and 17 teamsters out of a company that included 79 militia.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Schultz and Tougias, p. 173
  2. ^ Schultz, Eric; Tougias, Michael (1999). King Philip's War. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press. 
  • Schultz, Eric; Tougias, Michael (1999). King Philip's War. Woodstock, VT: The Countryman Press.