Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

By: Ryan Lewis

Introduction

The American Revolution lasted from 1775 to 1783. One of the battles was The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. American General Ethan Allen was the leader who led his troops to victory. An interesting fact about this battle was Ethan Allen and his troops, the Green Mountain Boys, seized the fort without firing a shot.

Fort Ticonderoga

One of the great battles that was important during the struggle for American Indipendence was the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga took place on the western shore of Lake Champlain for the New York colony. The generals who led in this battle was Ethan Allen of the patriots and Benedict Arnold of the British. The Americans won the battle of Fort Ticonderoga.

General Ethan Allen

General Ethan Allen was the great leader who led his troops to victory. Allen was born January 10th, 1738, and died in 1789. He fought in the French and Indian war in 1757, and settled in the New Hampshire Grants, now Vermont. With the Revolutionary War starting in 1775, Allen and his men, the Green Mountain Boys, supported the Patriot cause. In the fall of 1775, Allen was held captive until1778. He later died February 12th 1789.

Interesting Facts about Fort Ticonderoga

An interesting fact about this battle was the British took back fort Ticonderoga in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780. After the fort was rebuilt and a museum opened there, and during the French and Indian war Fort Ticonderoga had more battle 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.

Resource List

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