Raid on Salmon Falls

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Raid on Salmon Falls
Part of King William's War
Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville.jpg
Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville
Date March 27, 1690
Location Salmon Falls (present-day Berwick, Maine)
Result French and Wabanaki Confederacy victory
Belligerents
New France
Abenaki, Mi'kmaq and Maliseet
England English colonists
Commanders and leaders
Joseph-François Hertel de la Fresnière
Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown 34 killed, 54 captured

The Raid on Salmon Falls (March 27, 1690) involved Joseph-François Hertel de la Fresnière (and his son Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville) leading his troops as well as the Wabanaki Confederacy (Mi'kmaq and Maliseet from Fort Meductic) in New Brunswick to capture and destroy an English settlement of Salmon Falls (present-day Berwick, Maine) during King William's War. The village was destroyed, and most of its residents were killed or taken prisoner for transport back to Canada. They killed thirty-four men and carried away captive fifty-four persons, mostly women and children, and plundered and burnt the houses and mills. Militia mustered from Portsmouth and gave chase, but were driven off in a skirmish later that day. Hertel then continued on to raid present-day Portland, Maine.

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