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Item 1281

Benedict Arnold letter, along the Dead River, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1775

Media: Ink on paper

Item 6775

Copy of letter from Capt. Mowat to Adm. Graves, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1775

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1280

Benedict Arnold letter to Capt. Farnsworth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1775-09-29

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

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Benedict Arnold

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


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George Washington at Monmouth

A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.


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Portrait of John Hancock, 1765

John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Brigadier General Benedict Arnold

Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

1775 letter from G.Washington to B. ArnoldItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society On September 13, 1775 Benedict Arnold and the army left to go…

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Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

… expedition to Quebec led by Benedict Arnold in 1775. They were attempting to take control of the fortress at Quebec City then held by the British.

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Then in the year 1775, Benedict Arnold came up the river with many troops and bateaux and crossed the island.

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans

by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland