Benjamin Church's Company

Recreating Benjamin Church's Company

Benjamin Church

For a couple of years now the members of Harmon’s Snowshoe Company have discussed the period preceding King George’s War and the Seven Year’s War. King Philip’s War, King William’s War and Queen Anne’s War provide many local sites of interest. The snowshoe companies were...

Church’s advice to the Governor 1704

Church’s advice to the Governor of Massachusetts in 1704

Tiverton, February 5, 1704
May it please your Excellency –

According to your request, when I was last with yourself, and in obedience thereunto, I present you with these following lines, that concern the...

Benjamin Church’s Approach to War

Benjamin Church’s Approach to War

The following is taken from Thomas Church, The History of Philip’s War, Commonly called the Great Indian War of 1675 and 1676. The work was put together from the journals and papers of Benjamin Church by his son Thomas and first published in 1716. The...

Background

Benjamin Church's Company was formed by members of the Snowshoe Company to cover the period of King Philip’s War, King William’s War and Queen Anne’s War . This period provides many local sites of interest.

The snowshoe companies were first established during Queen Anne...

Uniform Requirements

The following are recommendations for clothing and equipment to be used in recreating Benjamin Church’s Company. There is one very important point to be made in reading through this. We attempt to cover the period 1675-1707 with this unit. That encompasses some change in clothing, equipment...

Pictures of Benjamin Church's Company
Defending the Garrison House, Deerfield 2004
Deerfield 300th, Feb 2004
Our Unit at Deerfield, 2004
Rick at Candlemas, Old York, Me
Paul at Wheeler's Surprise, June 2008
Whitehorse as an attacking Nipmuc
Mark is well turned out
Wheeler's men just before the ambush
Whitehorse is hit !
Men from the Dartmouth Militia
Ken takes careful aim as Steve retreats
Garrett reviews his orders
Ken's arms display
Doc and Dan during the fight
Steve in a simple knit cap
Bill at Ft William Henry, Pemaquid ME
A wonderful cutlass
Church's at West Brookfield, MA 2009
Ken shares a story with a visitor to camp
A Bacon's Rebellion Man
A great image by Francis Back, Phips Soldiers c. 1696
An early woodcut of the Great Swamp Fight
A fanciful image of Church
Pictures of Benjamin Church's Company
Benjamin Church's Grave in Little Compton, RI.  Note the Ranger emblem.
Dave enjoys a smoke