King Philip's War commenced. First company formed in Dedham under Captain Prentice.

Benjamin (Rocket) Rockwood was severely wounded in a campaign in the east during King Philip's War. The injuries he received at the Battle of Moore's Creek at Black Point (what is today Scarborough, Maine) left him crippled for life. He lived to be 91 years of age.  Late in life he received a pension of 4 pounds a month. He died at the home of his son-in-law, William Mann, which was located in the vicinity of Gold Street, Norfolk, today.  Benjamin had four daughters and one son who died in infancy.