Battle of Turner's Falls - 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, known as the Battle of Turner's Falls. It 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 9:22:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMPJHA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 2

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.

Name of Battle:
Battle of Turner's Falls


Name of War: King Philip's War - a Colonial Indian War

Entrance Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 5/19/1676

Date of Battle (End): 5/19/1676

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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In addition it is encouraged to take a few photos of the surrounding area and interesting features at the site.
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