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 Acadian and Wabanaki Confederacy victory
New France Acadia
Abenaki, Mi'kmaq and Maliseet
"The Pine Tree flag of New England" New England
Commanders and leaders
Joseph-François Hertel de la Fresnière
Jean-Baptiste Hertel de Rouville
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[1]) 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 to raid present-day Portland, Maine.

The attackers' original intent was to target the home of Edward Tyng, father of Edward Tyng, at Fort Loyal but changed plans and attacked Salmon Falls.[2]

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  1. ^ "Biography – HERTEL DE ROUVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE – Volume II (1701-1740) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography". Retrieved 2014-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Jewett Texts". Retrieved 2014-09-13.