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SudburyMA FightMarker

Marker commemorating the attack


The Attack on Sudbury (21 April 1676) was a raid and battle of King Philip's War, fought in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The town was surprised by Indian raiders at dawn, but security precautions limited the damage to unoccupied homesteads. Reinforcements that arrived from nearby towns were drawn into ambushes by the Indians; Marlborough Captain Samuel Wadsworth lost his life and half of a 60-man militia in such an ambush. Afterwards, Indians made their way through much of Sudbury, but were held off by John Grout and handful of men until colonial reinforcements arrived to help in the defense.

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