Cumberland, Rhode Island: Nine Men's Misery Monument

Marks the spot where nine colonial-era militiamen were tortured and killed by Indians in 1676.
Address:
Monastery Drive, Cumberland, RI
Directions:
I-295 exit 22. Drive south on Hwy 114 for a little over one mile. Turn right at the Monastery sign. Drive a quarter-mile, bearing to the right. You'll see a small parking pull-off on the right, and the entrance to Nine Men's Misery trail. Park and walk a half-mile to the monument.
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Nine Men's Misery Monument

When making the trek to the Nine Men's Misery Monument, wear boots!

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 01/19/2018]
Nine Men's Misery Monument

Nine Men's Misery is a site in current-day Cumberland, Rhode Island, where nine colonists were tortured by Narragansett Indians during King Philip's War. A stone memorial was constructed in 1676, and is believed to be the oldest veterans memorial in the United States.

[Jason Dean, 12/23/2017]

The stone monument, a squared-off pile of cemented rocks, was actually built in 1928 from the stones that had been haphazardly piled atop the nine men's graves. At the same time a bronze plaque was dedicated, stating that the monument is "on this spot where they were slain by the Indians" on March 26, 1676.

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