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Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

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Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century fort built by the Canadians and the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadien Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years' War,

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Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

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Originally constructed by the French between 1754 and 1757, the Fort Ticonderoga exists at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain; at the time of its original construction, Fort Ticonderoga controlled a river portage along the mouth of the La Chute River, giving it strategic importance during the 18th-century conflicts between England and France, and the American Revolution.

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Gen. John Burgoyne - “Gentleman Johnny”, a British general and playwright. In 1777. He was at the head of the British dispatched for the invasion of the colonies from Canada. In this disastrous expedition, he gained possession of Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Edward for which he was made a lieutenant-general. At Saratoga he was hemmed in by a superior force led by Horatio Gates. On Oct. 17, 1777, his troops, laid down their arms. The success was the greatest the colonists had yet enjoyed.

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VINTAGE FORT TICONDEROGA POSTCARD. HULETT , PUB.#12564 , LAKE CHAMPLAIN