Orders for troops to northern Maine, 1839

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Orders for troops to northern Maine, 1839

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March 5, 1839 orders from Isaac Hodsdon to send troops to the northern area of Maine to restore order between the Maine and New Brunswick residents in a border dispute.

The dispute became known as the Aroostook War.

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About This Item

  • Title: Orders for troops to northern Maine, 1839
  • Creator: Hodsdon, Isaac
  • Creation Date: 1839-03-05
  • Subject Date: 1839-03-05
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 8, Box 1/11
  • Collection: Isaac Hodsdon papers
  • Object Type: Text

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