The Aroostook War had a several names.

One being the “Pork and Beans War”.

The “Pork and Beans War” of 1839-42, according to various sources, refers either to the regular diet of lumberjacks in northern Maine and southern New Brunswick or to the rations of the British soldiers who were dispatched to the disputed territory, the scene of “the Aroostook War.”

It was also known as the Lumbermen's War and

the Bloodless Aroostook War these names are self explanatory.

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