Town of Hartland
Map Site 26: Gaines Militia March Westward

Gaines Militia came from Orleans County along the Ridge Road through Hartland in December, 1813.

The Gaines Militia marched westward along the Ridge Road through the Town of Hartland on their way to Lewiston. When they reached Molyneaux Corners in Cambria they encountered British soldiers and hostile Natives in a tavern there. A brief skirmish ensued that resulted in the death of at least one soldier and two Natives. The rest of the party was taken to a U.S. prison camp in Batavia. The distance between Gaines and Molyneaux Corners is approximately 32 miles.



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