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French and Indian Wars (1675 - 1676).

For almost a century the northern American Colonies experienced all the horrors of savage warfare incident to the desperate struggle for supremacy between France and England. The "brunt" fell upon Maine, the vast frontier and flying-buttress of New England, -- her soil the battle ground and her sons the vanguard. Within her boundaries at the conclusion of the King Philip's war where only five settlements and such was the drain upon her during the succeeding wars that there was not left at home one man to a family.

The fleet which took Port Royal was chiefly manned in Maine and commanded by her distinguished son, Sir William Phips. The famous siege of Louisburg was commanded by William Pepperell of Kittery, afterwards knighted for his success in this expedition, and at least a third of the entire besieging force was recruited from the Province of Maine. Many of the men who served at Louisburg served also in the armies that a few years later at Lake George drove the advancing French forces back to their strongholds on the St. Lawrence, to be finally overcome by Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham.

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Source(s) for narrative on this page: The Maine Book, by Henry E. Dunnack, Librarian of Maine State Library. Augusta, Maine 1920. pages 3-8.


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