- Mar 20, 2018
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If I remember correctly it was the fanatic need to destroy the Narragansett people that caused the deaths of the colonials. They burned the entire settlement food and shelter they could have used to makealso another good book on KING PHILIPS WAR is ASK NO QUARTER. written by the minister who was at SMITHS CASTLE as the survivors of the GREAT SWAMP FIGHT returned from the massacre of the NARRAGANSETT'S. I live one mile from the GREAT SWAMP where the great battle took place. in KINGSTON RI. it was in the winter on DEC. 16TH ,1675. one of the coldest on record. most of the troops died on the march back to COCUMCUSICKS, AKA. SMITH,S CASTLE, and buried in a common grave. including there leader CAPT. GALLUP, with his men.
It back to settled areas and paid for it by suffering great loss of life to the elements on the return journey.