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Item 7954

Benedict Arnold to George Washington, Oct. 27, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-10-27 Media: Ink on paper

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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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Item 8949

Benedict Arnold letter, Oct. 27, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-10-27 Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.

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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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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

These men were to get to Quebec by following the Kennebec river upstream. Someone informed George Washington that the only way to travel on the…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

In 1775, General Benedict Arnold marched through the area with the intent of invading Quebec City, 184 miles to the north.

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

Before European settlements, Skowhegan Island was used as a route by Native Americans on their annual trip to the seacoast.