SOLDIERS

IN

KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 5, Part V 

On May 5th Serg't Ephraim Savage was chosen to go up to relieve Capt. Graves with new supplies, and to send home those that were sick or greatly needed at home, and to take command of the garrison, thirty of the men at least to remain. Serg't Savage was excused from the service on account of sickness, and Thomas Walker, "the brickmaker," was chosen in his stead. It would seem, however, that his health improved, for he went with a lieutenant's commission and wages, and the credit below shows him to have served, and not Walker. Of the subsequent history of the garrison there is no definite account, but frequent references to it as a base of supplies, etc., show it to have been maintained for some time.

The following names are credited with military service at the garrison at Brookfield and "Quabaug."

June 24, 1676

John Rayman.

01

00

00

James Kelling.

05

01

00

Ezekiel Levitt.

01

04

00

John Norton.

01

09

00

John Mansell.

01

18

00

July 24, 1676

Joseph Hide.

01

00

06

Isaac Perkins.

01

01

04

Nicholas Rawlins.

00

07

00

George Norton.

00

06

04

Benjamin Dunnage.

01

08

03

John Artsell.

01

08

00

Thomas Scott.

01

04

00

Thomas Cooper.

05

00

00

Thomas Philips.

05

03

06

Joseph Garfell.

00

17

00

Benjamin Pickerin.

04

10

00

John Glide.

05

08

00

Benjamin Bucknall.

04

15

00

Ephraim Savage, Lt.

04

07

09

Christopher Cole.

03

02

06

Charles Blinco.

03

13

00

John Mansell.

01

10

00

Nathaniel Partridg.

05

08

00

John Sargent.

03

02

06

Charles Duckworth.

03

15

00

John Cromwell.

03

15

03

John Norton.

01

12

06

William Bodkin.

04

12

06

John Jeffery.

04

19

04

Joseph Swady.

04

12

06

Ebenezer Engellsbee.

04

12

06

Henry Pellington.

05

07

00

John Algar.

03

02

06

Thomas Stacie.

01

12

06

Sylvester Haies.

04

10

00

John Simple.

03

02

06

August 24th 1676

John Cromwell.

02

09

06

Charles Duckworth.

02

09

06

Edward Blancher.

05

10

00

David Crouch.

02

06

02

David Jones.

07

06

06

Philip Sandy.

05

08

00

Thomas Phillips.

00

18

00

John Cutler.

05

09

08

There is no reliable evidence that the town of Brookfield was resettled before 1686 or 7. Many families were there before 1693, and a garrison house had been built, when, on July 27th of that year, a band of twenty-six Canadian Indians attacked the town and killed and captured several of its inhabitants

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