Force of 250 Native Americans Defeated Near Marlborough, as King Philip's Allies Begin to Desert War
With the help of their long-time allies the Mohegans, the colonists won at Hadley, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1676, and scattered most of the survivors into the wilds of New Hampshire and points farther north.
Later that month, a force of 250 Native Americans was routed near Marlborough, Massachusetts. Other forces—often a combined force of colonial volunteers and Indian allies from Massachusetts and Connecticut—continued to attack, kill, capture or disperse bands of Narragansetts as they tried drifting back to their traditional locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Amnesty was granted to Native Americans who surrendered and showed they had not participated in the conflict.
By mid-year, the war had turned. The Narragansett were completely defeated and their chief, Canonchet, had been killed in April. The Wampanoag and Nipmuck were gradually subdued. In June, Indians attacked Hadley but were repelled by Connecticut soldiers. Massachusetts issued a declaration of amnesty for Indians who surrendered. And by July, Maj. John Talcott and his troops begin sweeping Connecticut and Rhode Island, capturing large numbers of Algonquians who were transported out of the colonies as slaves throughout the summer.