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Danvers in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec

 
 
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By Michael Tiernan, October 17, 2011
1. In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec Marker
Inscription.  One of the most strategic and daring exploits of the patriot cause during the revolution. Part of the troops encamped in the Town of Danvers on the night of September 14, 1775 on their way to Newburyport where they embarked for the Kennebeck and their famous march through the pathless wilds of Maine successfully accomplished in spite of formidable obstacles and excessive privations.
 
Erected by The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Sons of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 14, 1685.
 
Location. 42° 33.92′ N, 70° 56.13′ W. Marker is in Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Conant Street and Conant Street & High Street (Massachusetts Route 35). The marker is "hidden" behind a shrub behind a fence next to the local bank (Danvers Bank)
Location of the Arnold's Expedition to Quebec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan
2. Location of the Arnold's Expedition to Quebec Marker
Standing on the corner of Elm Street and High Street, looking North East towards the bank, the marker is in the small "green area" next to the bank. (Note the arrow.)
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in the town square. Unless you walk right up to the fence you won't see the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Conant Street, Danvers MA 01923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Plains (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebecca Nurse Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Danversport (approx. one mile away); Site of Israel Hutchinson's Home / Israel Hutchinson (approx. one mile away); Salem Village Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Salem Village Meeting House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Samuel Holten House (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Church in Salem Village (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danvers.
 
Regarding In Commemoration of Arnold's Expedition to Quebec. Rumor has it that this is the only marker in the United States that bears the name of Benedict Arnold. All mentions of him have been removed from all markers and statues.

Subsequent searches have proven this rumor to be wrong, however, it does seem to have a small bit of truth in it, Maj. Gen. Arnold's name is not frequently placed on public markers.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Benedict Arnold. Again, although not perfectly authorotative, it is a good starting point for learning about Major General
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Arnold and his brilliant career and his subsequent betrayal of his country. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.) 

2. Benedict Arnold. A biography (1884 [c1858]). This link is to a "Not in copyright" biography of Maj. Gen. Arnold. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.) 

3. The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.)
4. A bit of background on how Gen Arnold came to be here. Recently I came across a blog post by a relative of the Berry family who owned the tavern where General Arnold stayed during his visit to Danvers and I thought it was an interesting tie-in to show the connection between this marker and the history it represents. (Submitted on September 9, 2015, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Benedict Arnold
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 3,085 times since then and 42 times this year. Last updated on October 18, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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