Soldiers in King Philip's War: Containing Lists of the Soldiers of Massachusetts Colony, who Served in the Indian War of 1675-1677. With Sketches of the Principal Officers, and Copies of Ancient Documents and Records Relating to the War

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author, 1891 - History - 369 pages
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This lengthy volume includes an introductory overview of King Philip's War, but the majority of its content is correspondence from that conflict, as well as muster rolls of soldiers under various officers' commands. The lists are not only divided by company, but also chronologically.
 

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