Patriot on the Kennebec: Major Reuben Colburn, Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec, 1775

Patriot on the Kennebec Major Reuben Colburn Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec In late a few months a fter the first shots of the Revolution were fired Benedict Arnold led than one thousand troops into Quebec to attack the British there Departing from Massachusetts by th

  • Title: Patriot on the Kennebec: Major Reuben Colburn, Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec, 1775
  • Author: Mark A. York
  • ISBN: 9781609495008
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • In late 1775, a few months a fter the first shots of the Revolution were fired, Benedict Arnold led than one thousand troops into Quebec to attack the British there Departing from Massachusetts, by the time they reached Pittston, Maine, they were in desperate need of supplies and equipment to carry them the rest of the way Many patriotic Mainers contributed, includiIn late 1775, a few months a fter the first shots of the Revolution were fired, Benedict Arnold led than one thousand troops into Quebec to attack the British there Departing from Massachusetts, by the time they reached Pittston, Maine, they were in desperate need of supplies and equipment to carry them the rest of the way Many patriotic Mainers contributed, including Major Reuben Colburn, who constructed a flotilla of bateaux for the weary troops Despite his service in the Continental army, many blamed Colburn when several of the vessels did not withstand the harsh journey In this narrative, the roles played by Colburn and his fellow Mainers in Arnold s march are reexamined and revealed.

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