Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

By Dakota Hitchcock

Introduction

The American Revolution lasted from 1775 until 1783. The first shots were fired at Lexington, Massachusetts. The colonists were divided between Patriots and Loyalists. Before the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris officially ending the war, there were many battles fought. One of the battles that was important during the struggle for American independence was the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. General Ethan Allen was the leader who led his troops to victory and an interesting fact about this battle is that the Americans seized the fort without firing a shot.

Fort Ticonderoga

The battle that was important during the struggle for American independence that I'm writing about is the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga took place at the western shore of Lake Champlain in the colony of New York. The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga started on May 10, 1775. The two generals were Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold. The Americans seized the fort without firing a shot.

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen was the general who led his troops to vicorty. Ethan Allen was born in January 10, 1738 and died in 1789. He fought in the French and Indian war in 1757, and settled in the Hampshire Grants, now Vermont. With the Revolutionary war starting in 1775 Allen and the Green Moutian Boys (his men) supported the Patriot cause. In early Fall of 1775 Allen was held captive.

Interesting facts

Some interesting facts about this battle was that the British took the fort back in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780. The fort was rebuilt, and a museum opened there. During the French and Indian War, Fort Ticonderoga had the most battles during the war than any other fort.

Conclusion

It was a long interesting battle but in the end Ethan Allen won the battle of Fort Ticonderoga. They gained loads of ammo and captured a great amount of cannons. This helped Americans throughout the war.

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