Battle of Fort Cumberland

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"The Battle of Fort Cumberland (also known as the Eddy Rebellion) was an attempt by a small number of militia commanded by Jonathan Eddy to bring the American Revolutionary War to Nova Scotia in late 1776.[1]

Not to be confused with the Battle of Fort Beausejour which occurred at the same location in 1755.

The following is a list of refugees from the battle. many went to Eddington Maine.

John Allan, Elijah Ayer, Odidiah Ayer, Anthony Burke, Simeon Chester, Parker Clarke, Edward Cole?, Daniel Earl, John Eckley, Jonathon Eddy, Atwood Fales, Ebenezer Gardner, William How, William Maxwell, Nathaniel Reynolds, Zebulon Roe, Josiah Throop [2]


For more detailed coverage of this balle read the book "The Siege of Fort Cumberland 1776" by Ernst Clarke. There is an appendix with most of the participants (over 400) on both sides.


  1. Wikipedia:Battle_of_Fort_Cumberland
  2. They Planted Well, Ed. Margaret Conrad, pg 40

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