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King Phillip’s War July 8, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,King Phillip's War,U. S. History — Janet @ 7:03 pm

IMG_0536  my holiday reading – The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War, by Fred Anderson

This war was also known as  King Phillip’s War, 1755-1763.  King Phillip was a Native American – (not an English King)

Years ago, like 70, I had a small piece of wood in my dresser draw – if I recall correctly there was a nickel coin as well – these were relics from the French and Indian War, probably given to me by my father or brother.  I never thought much about them and in the course of time they disappeared.   A little token I wish I had kept.

This war was complicated and it doesn’t get the popular publicity that is given to the Revolutionary War which followed not long after.  I am trying to identify which of my ancestors were veterans of this war.