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Category: People, National Figures, Arnold, Benedict

Historical Items

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Item 1368

Letter with paper from Arnold's march to Quebec, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5464

Benedict Arnold

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1780 Media: Engraving

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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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.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

Bloomfield Academy Bloomfield AcademyItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The Canaan Academy was first incorporated by the court of…

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Early Settlement in Skowhegan Weston gravestone X Oldest cemetary in town X Samuel Weston home X By Jordan Everett The year was 1771…

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

Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch" Thousands of years before the first white men discovered the area, the Kennebec was a throughfare for traveling bands…