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Northeast Coast Campaign (1675)

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The Northeast Coast Campaign (1675) happened during the First Abenaki War and involved the Wabanaki Confederacy raiding English settlements along the New England/ Acadia border in present-day Maine. They killed eighty colonists and burned many farms, blunting the tide of English expansion. Settlers deserted community after community, leaving only the settlements south of the Saco River to maintain an Anglo presence in the region. Historian Georges Cerbelaud Salagnac writes, that Castine and the Abanaki “displayed consummate skill at it, holding in check at every point, from the Penobscot River to Salmon Falls, N.H., and even beyond, 700 regular troops, and even inflicting humiliating defeats upon them.”


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