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A little-known episode in North America’s heritage, the 1839 Aroostook conflict used to be an undeclared battle without genuine struggling with. It had its roots within the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the yankee innovative struggle yet left the border of Maine (then a part of Massachusetts) and British North the US unsettled, and within the warfare of 1812, while components of northern Maine have been occupied by way of Britain. Fearing a negotiated border might negatively have an effect on their declare for the disputed territory, Maine occupied the Aroostook River valley in early 1839, British regulars, New Brunswick military, and Maine military have been then deployed within the useless of iciness, because the kindling was once laid for a 3rd significant Anglo-American conflagration. ultimately, cooler heads prevailed, even supposing they didn't deter a couple of skirmishes among the Maine Land Agent posses and a loosely equipped team of recent Brunswick lumbermen. a posh tale of friction, greed, land grabs, and contention, this border dispute which just about led to battle was once ultimately settled via the Ashburton-Webster Treaty of 1842.