Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Benedict Arnold wrote to Capt. Farnsworth about the provisioning of the expedition to march on Quebec by the American Army on September 29, 1775.
Arnold led a march through Maine to Quebec in an attempt to oust the British from the city and hence from Canada.
During the march through the wilderness, the soldiers encountered leaking boats, bad weather, damaged and dwindling supplies, and the difficulty of the terrain.
Only about half the troops survived the march. Their siege of Quebec failed.
About This Item
- Title: Benedict Arnold letter to Capt. Farnsworth, 1775
- Creator: Arnold, Benedict
- Creation Date: 1775-09-29
- Subject Date: 1775-09-29
- Town: Augusta
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 1765
- Collection: Benedict Arnold letterbook
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801--Letters
- Fort Halifax (Canada)
- Fort Western (Me.)
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns--Canadian Invasion, 1775-1776
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.