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General Winfield Scott, 1786-1866

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General Winfield Scott, 1786-1866 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 4, page 121-122.

The Revolution and Statehood had established governmental controls in the southern part of the state, essentially pushing the frontier to the north.

General Winfield Scott was sent to Aroostook County to guard America's interest in the area and prevent the British from controlling the region.