Mike Corthell

Mike Corthell
Editor & Publisher at Fryeburg Free Press MEDIA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Battle of Pequawket (FRYEBURG)

The Battle of Pequawket (also known as Lovewell's Fight) occurred on May 9, 1725 (O.S.),[1] during Father Rale's War in northern New EnglandRanger Captain John Lovewellled the New England troops, and Chief Paugus led the Abenaki at Pequawket,[2] the site of present-day Fryeburg, Maine. The battle was related to the expansion of New England settlements along the Kennebec River (in present-day Maine).
The battle marked the end of hostilities between the English and the western Wabanakis of Maine. So important was it to western Maine, New Hampshire and evenMassachusetts colonists that the Fight was celebrated in song and story, and its importance was not eclipsed until the American Revolution.[3]