The Lovewell Pond Association

Lovewell's Fight

The battle at Pigwacket, commonly called "Lovewell's Fight" after Capt. John Lovewell of Dunstable who commanded the company of 46 colonists, took place on 8 May 1725 on the shores of what is now Lovewell's Pond in Fryeburg, Maine. Lovewell's company went to suppress the Indians in the region and hoped to collect bounties on Indian scalps, but instead was ambushed and Lovewell himself and eight of his soldiers were killed. Lovewell's Fight was famous throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and much was written about it. Green's Indian Wars gives a comprehensive history of the Fight; Longfellow and others commemorated the Fight in verse.

Upcoming events

July 5, 2009
Annual Meeting
10:00 am
Fiber Barn,
Fryeburg Fairgrounds