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Arnold Expedition

Benedict Arnold led an expedition through Maine to capture Quebec for the American Revolution in 1775.

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Swan Island Fort Richmond Pownalborough Pittston Fort Western Vassalboro Fort Halifax Skowhegan Norridgewock Madison Anson Caratunk Carrying Place Township The Carry Ponds Dead River and Flagstaff Chain of Ponds


September 19

Leave Newburyport, Massachusetts

September 21

Arrive Swan Island (Perkins Township)

September 22

On the Kennebec River . . .)

Morning

Pass Fort Richmond

Afternoon

Pass Pownalborough (Dresden)

Evening

Arrive Gardnerstown (Pittston)

September 23

Arrive Fort Western (Augusta)

September 24

Fort Western (Augusta)

September 25

Arnold acquires a canoe in Vassalboro

September 26

Arrive Fort Halifax (Winslow)

September 29

Arrive Skowhegan Falls

October 2

Arrive Norridgewock Falls

October 9

Leave Norridgewock Falls

October 11

Arrive Great Carrying Place

October 14

Arrive Middle Carry Pond, portage, arrive West Carry Pond

October 15

Cross West Carry Pond

October 16

Portage and arrive at the part of the Dead River now under eastern end of Flagstaff Lake

October 19

Passage through Eustis

October 21

Arrive Long Falls

October 22

Navigate the winding Dead River

October 23

Camp at Shadagee Falls

October 25

Pass through the Chain of Ponds

October 26

Pass through Lost Pond, Arnold Pond, arrive at Chaudiere River

October 27

Arrive at Lake Megantic in Quebec
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One Response to Arnold Expedition

  1. David Roberts says:

    I am attempting to nail down as much as I can regarding Captain Samuel McCobb’s efforts during the Arnold Campaign regarding a roll-call / payroll at “Winter Hill” [sic] that McCobb “not having enough at Winter Hill to form a full company, he hastened down to the Kennebec to raise the necessary quota.” This roll-call was supposedly done on either October 6th, or 7th, 1775 when most(?) of Arnold’s troops were supposed to be in, or near Norridgewock.
    I am also trying to confirm as many names in McCobb’s Company whereas I hail from the Bath /Georgetown environs, a William and a James Sprague were participants as far as Eustis where Col Enos turned back as did McCobb.
    Any assistance in this would be more than appreciated, Dave

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