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Prisoners of War

Letter from Peleg Wadsworth to his wife, Betsey, Feb. 20, 1781

Letter from Peleg Wadsworth to his wife, Betsey, Feb. 20, 1781

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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.