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American Military Genealogy & History
King William's War 1689-1697
This North American War was waged by William III of Great Britain and
the League of Augsburg against France under Louis XIV. Canadian and New England colonists divided in support
of their mother countries and, together with their respective Indian allies, assumed primary responsibility for their
own defense. The British, led by Sir William Phips, captured Port Royal, Acadia (later Nova Scotia), but failed to
take Quebec. The French and Indians under the Count de Frontenac carried out successful attacks on Schenectady,
N.Y., Salmon Falls (in present New Hampshire), and Casco Bay (in present Maine) but failed against their main
target--Boston. The protracted war ended with the Treaty of Rijswijk (1697). Because of the importance of Indian
participation, it is also known as the first of the four French and Indian Wars.
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