Letter from Peleg Wadsworth to his wife, Betsey, Feb. 20, 1781Item 10802 info
Maine Historical Society
Wadsworth, however, was one of the few effective commanders during the operation. In March 1780, he was named commander of all the troops defending the Province of Maine.
About a year later, British troops captured Wadsworth from his headquarters in Thomaston and held him prisoner at Fort George, the fort troops attempted to take in 1779.