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Captain William Turner's Attack - Gill, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 36.751 W 072° 32.918
18T E 701063 N 4720699
Quick Description: A large granite historical marker identifies the site of Captain William Turner's attack on encamped Indians is located on the south side of Route 2, The Mohawk Trail, and Riverview Drive in Gill, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2015 6:06:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMPJGE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
Views: 1

Long Description:

During the King Philip's War, Captain William Turner led a counter offensive against the native Indians following the defeat of Captain Thomas Lathrop by Nipmuc warriors at the Battle of Bloody Brook on September 18, 1675. It what is known as The Battle of Turner's Falls, or the Peskeompscut massacre, he engaged and killed a large group of Indians fishing at the Great Falls of the Connecticut River in Gill, MA on May 19, 1676.

The large granite monument is inscribed:

CAPTAIN WILLIAM TURNER
WITH 145 MEN SURPRISED AND
DESTROYED OVER 300 INDIANS
ENCAMPED AT THIS PLACE
MAY 19, 1676.

Agency Responsible for Placement: Unknown

County: Franklin

City/Town Name: Gill, MA

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Not listed

Year Placed: Not listed

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