SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 4, Part V 

 

The following are the credits given under Major Savage, whose company in this campaign, from February, 1675-6, to May, was under the immediate command of Lieut. Gillam:

April 24th 1676

Phillip Bullis.

00

18

00

William Pasmore.

00

18

00

James Hughes.

00

18

00

June 24th 1676

Jonathan Fairbanks.

03

07

00

Maurice Truelove.

01

16

00

Richard Keates.

02

02

00

Phillip Bullis.

01

09

00

Zibeon Letherland.

02

02

00

Joseph Shaw.

02

02

00

Joseph Gannett.

02

02

00

Thomas Clark.

01

12

06

Samuel Douse.

02

02

00

Zekery Fowle.

02

10

00

James Boone.

02

02

00

John Mulbery.

03

07

00

Gilbert Cole.

02

04

00

David Rainsford.

02

06

00

Joseph Andrews.

02

02

00

Richard Scott.

03

07

00

Henry Phillips.

02

02

00

Richard Woody.

02

09

06

Benjamin Gillam, Lieut.

05

15

00

Samuel Rust.

02

02

00

John Hand.

01

16

10

Samuel Meares.

02

09

00

John Hull.

09

06

00

James Hughes.

02

02

00

Nathaniel Richards.

03

07

00

Henry Cooke.

01

18

06

John Goff.

02

02

00

Thomas Read.

01

13

04

Moses Pain.

02

11

04

Benjamin Burges.

02

12

02

John Chapman.

02

02

00

Samuel Bill.

02

02

00

Edmund Gage.

02

02

00

Ezekiel Levitt.

02

01

00

Manasses Beck.

02

09

00

John Figg.

02

01

00

Benjamin Thurston.

03

03

00

Joseph Newell.

01

18

06

Richard Rogers.

06

17

00

Simon Rogers.

02

00

02

Thomas Simkins.

01

10

00

Theophilus Thornton.

02

02

00

Thomas Savage jr.

04

02

04

Joseph Bodman.

01

12

06

Thomas Williams.

02

02

00

Thomas Bridges.

02

02

00

Thomas Savage

Major.

28

00

John Williams.

02

02

00

James Chevers.

02

02

00

Daniel Landon.

02

02

00

Richard Beffer.

01

16

00

Joshuah Hughes.

03

03

00

Francis Shepheard.

02

08

00

Thomas Dure.

02

02

00

William Pollard.

02

02

00

John Marsh.

02

02

00

Robert Smith.

02

02

00

John Wiswall.

04

11

00

James Lowden.

03

07

00

John Sage.

01

13

04

Thomas Chapman.

01

19

04

July 24th 1676

Samuel Rigbey.

03

14

00

Richard Woods.

02

01

00

Joseph Pecke.

02

13

00

Benjamin Badcock.

03

07

00

John Alger.

01

03

04

William Gerrish.

06

11

00

George Abbott.

02

02

00

Christopher Cole.

01

16

00

Charles Blinco

01

16

00

John Mansell.

01

17

08

Thomas Wright.

02

02

00

John Sargent.

01

17

08

August 24th 1676

John Wells, jr. (Weld)

01

16

00

Jonathan Barker.

02

02

00

James Brayley.

03

03

00

William Stratton.

02

02

00

Thomas Howard.

03

10

00

Thomas Emes, als.Eames

01

08

04

Joseph Knight.

02

02

00

Sept. 23d

Henry Willis.

01

16

10

John Ruggles.

02

07

00

Richard Snowden.

01

16

00

In accordance with his instructions Major Savage withdrew his troops about April 7th, leaving one hundred and fifty-one men with Capt. Turner to garrison the towns, and with four companies under Capts. Mosely and Whipple, and Lieutenants Gillam and Edward Drinker, marched homeward. On arriving at Brookfield a council of war was held to consider the later orders from the Council, advising an attack upon the Indians at Mt. Wachuset, but it was decided not advisable. (The officers had learned by experience the futility of pursuing the enemy with an army.) The expedition of Major Savage thus closed. The troops were either returned to Boston or engaged in other service, and there appear no further credits under his name. Accounts of Capts. Whipple and Turner are to be given hereafter, also of other officers mentioned in the letters. In Mass. Archives, vol. 68, page 203, there is an order of the Council to Gen. Denison to inspect the army returned under Major Savage, and discharging those unfitted for service to dispose of the rest as he shall judge best. The order was dated April 10, 1676.

It seems that Mr. Samuel Nowell, chaplain, was a member of the council-of-war, and voted to march to Wachuset, but the officers Mosely, Whipple, Gillam and Drinker voted against it on the ground of insufficient supplies and sickness among the troops. See Mass. Archives, vol. 68, p. 235.

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