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Augusta in Kennebec County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

1775 Quebec Expedition

 
 
1775 Quebec Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. 1775 Quebec Expedition Marker
Inscription.

An expedition under
Colonel Benedict Arnold
for the capture of Quebec
marched from this place
in September 1775
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
To record and honor
the service of its members
who took part
in this effort towards
American Independence
this tablet was placed
August 19, 1912 by the
Second Company
Governors Foot Guard

of
New Haven Connecticut

 
Erected 1912 by Second Company, Governors Foot Guard of New Haven Connecticut.
 
Location. 44° 18.921′ N, 69° 46.283′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Maine, in Kennebec County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Old Fort Western grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Cony Street, Augusta ME 04330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cushnoc Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Cushnoc Trading Post / Le Comptoir Commercial De Cushnoc (here, next to this marker); Gunshots Reverberate on the Kennebec / Des coups de fusil résonnent sur le fleuve Kennebec (within shouting
1775 Quebec Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
2. 1775 Quebec Expedition Marker
distance of this marker); Birds and Fish of the Kennebec (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fort Western / Le vieux Fort Western (about 400 feet away); First Kennebec Bridge / Le premier pont du Kennebec (about 400 feet away); Sousa the nonpariel / L'incomparable Souza (about 500 feet away); Steamboat Landing / L'embarquement des bateaux à vapeur (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Also see . . .
1. Quebec Expedition, 1775. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Journal of Captain Henry Dearborn in the Quebec expedition, 1775. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Arnold Expedition Historical Society. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. A Bibliographical List of Contemporary Journals Relating to the Quebec Expedition. (Submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. DisastersForts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
1775 Quebec Expedition Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
3. 1775 Quebec Expedition Marker
View from marker stone toward southern end of Old Fort Western
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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