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Benedict Arnold's troops on their way to Canada
Benedict Arnold's troops work their way through the Maine wilderness on their way to Canada

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General Richard Montgomery Captured Montreal
November 13, 1775

To reach Canada, Arnold led his 700 men through the harsh Maine wilderness. After joining forces with Montgomery, the Americans attacked Quebec. Montgomery was killed during their attempt to capture the city. Arnold, severely wounded, retreated to Fort Ticonderoga in New York. Although Arnold was a loyal American officer in 1775, four years later he was branded a traitor for assisting the British.

During the War of 1812 with Britain, the United States once again invaded Canada. Led by General William Hull, the assault was immediately deflected. Hull was court-martialed and sentenced to death for cowardice, though he was later pardoned. Fighting with the British in Canada continued throughout the war, but in the end, Canada and the United States became peaceful neighbors.

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