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October 20 This day during King William’s War (1688–1997)

October 20, 1696 – The Siege of Fort Nashwaak occurred during King Williams War when New England forces from Boston attacked the capital of Acadia, Fort Nashwaak, at present-day Fredericton, New Brunswick. The siege was in retaliation for the French … Continue reading

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October 18  This day during Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713)

October 18, 1702 – The Battle of Flint River  was a failed attack by Spanish and Apalachee Indian forces against Creek Indians in October 1702 in what is now the state of Georgia. The battle was a major element in … Continue reading

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October 11 This day during Father Rale’s War

October 11, 1724 – Gray Lock Raid Father Rale’s War On October 11, 1724, seventy Abenakis attacked Fort Dummer and killed 4 soldiers.

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October 10 This day during Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713)

October 10, 1710 – The Siege of Port Royal was conducted by British regular and provincial forces under the command of Francis Nicholson against a French Acadian garrison and the Wabanaki Confederacy under the command of Daniel d’Auger de Subercase, … Continue reading

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October 10 This Day During Lord Dunmore’s War

October 10, 1774 – The Battle of Point Pleasant was the only major action of Dunmore’s War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio … Continue reading

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October 8  This day during Queen Anne’s War (1702–1713)

October 8, 1702 – Newfoundland expedition Raid Saint Pierre John Leake’s, an English flag officer, account places his first arrival off Saint Pierre on 1 September. Bad weather prevented him from entering the harbour until the next day. He was … Continue reading

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October 7 This Day During King Philip’s War (1675 – 1678)

October 7, 1675 – The Attack on Springfield was an Indian attack on the settlement of Springfield, Massachusetts during King Philip’s War. Springfield was the second and final major New England settlement burnt to the ground during the war. (The … Continue reading

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