Things to do, eat, see and enjoy in Deerfield, Massachusetts
Raid on Deerfield 1704 – Skirmish Reenactment 2016
We have a short video of the skirmish held at Historic Deerfield in February of 2016, commemorating the raid some 312 years prior. The War of Spanish Succession was known as Queen Anne's War in the American colonies and pitted the colonists against the French and their native allies. They came to destroy this settlement and take off captives. The kidnapped colonists were either to replace lost family members among the natives, or to be used as hostages for money, or to be religious converts, or to supplement the small European population of New France. Some did return to Deerfield while many others remained.