Battle of Schenectady, The (The Schenectady Massacre)

DESCRIPTION: "God prosper long our King and Queen, Our lives and safeties all, A sad misfortune once there did Schenectady befall." The French come from Canada to raid the town. Many are murdered in their beds. Cavalry attack the retreating French raiders
AUTHOR: Walter Wiley
EARLIEST DATE: 1883 (Pearson, _A History of the Schenectady Patent...._, according to Cohen; ThompsonNewYork claimes an 1846 version in Watson's _Annals and Occurrences_); supposedly written 1690
KEYWORDS: battle homicide horse
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 96-98, "The Battle of Schenectady" (1 text)
ThompsonNewYork, pp. 314-317, "(no title)" (1 text)

Roud #6613
File: CAFS1097

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