Memorial to William Hammond

Many thanks to our cousin Ralph Hammond for exhibiting the genealogy spirit necessary to find the burial site of our ancestor. This site is in Massachusetts very near the Massachusetts-Rhode Island border near the place in Massachusetts called North Swansea and the Rhode Island towns of Barrington and Warren. Ralph describes the location as follows: Near US 6 going east, before the junction of RI Route 136, there is a large yellow auto body building on the right. Just before it is a road at about a 30-degree angle off US 6 with a sign : "Bridge Out." This was the bridge where William Hammond was ambushed and killed. At an intersection before the bridge, across from a big white house on the corner, is the historic plaque on a large boulder.

 

Inscription:

MYLES GARISON HOUSE SITE

NEAR THIS SPOT STOOD THE JOHN MYLES GARRISON HOUSE

THE PLACE OF MEETINGS OF THE TROOPS OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY AND PLYMOUTH COLONIES COMMANDED BY MAJORS THOMAS SAVAGE AND JAMES CUDWORTH WHO MARCHED TO THE RELIEF OF SWANSEA AT THE OPENING OF KING PHILIP'S WAR A.D. 1675

THERE FELL IN SWANSEA, SLAIN BY THE INDIANS:

NEHEMIAH ALLIN, WILLIAM HAMMOND, WILLIAM CAHOONE, JOHN JONES, GERSHOM COBB, ROBERT JONES, JOHN DRUCE, JOSEPH LEWIS, JOHN FALL, JOHN SALISBURY, WILLIAM SALISBURY

TO MARK THIS HISTORIC SITE, THE MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS A.D. 1912

 

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