KING PHILIP'S WAR
Chapter 3, Part II
Dec. 3d, 1675, Capt. Prentice was appointed
to command a troop of horse in the Narraganset campaign, joined the army
at Dedham plain, and marched with it, as related heretofore, to Wickford,
whence on the 16th he rode with his troop to Petasquamscot, and brought
back the news of the destruction of Bull's garrison. On the 19th took part
in the battle at the fort.
In the Massachusetts Archives, vol. 68, page 104, I find that John Wyman, of his troop, was killed, and Nathan Richardson and Nathan Belins (Billings) of Woburn, and Samuel Stone of Cambridge, were wounded.
After this battle Capt. Prentice was active in the subsequent scouting raids into the adjoining country. On December 27 he rode into Pomham's country (now Warwick, R.I.) and destroyed many wigwams of an Indian village, but found no Indians. On January 21 he was again scouting, and met with a party of Indians, of whom two were captured and nine killed. On the 27th the army started in pursuit of the enemy, and after several days marching returned to Boston, and the Massachusetts men were dismissed, for the time, to their homes.
The following is the list of credits for this campaign. Appended is a list of the same, as returned from the various local companies for this service, copied from Mass. Archives, vol. 68, showing the localities from which they came.
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