Definition: New York fort
on the western shore of Lake Champlain that was originally a
French fort, called Carillion, that was seized by the
British in the French and Indian War. The fort was later
captured by the Americans in their first "official" victory
of the Revolutionary War. The fort wasn't garrisoned very
well but still held a stock of British weapons. 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.
French and Indian War
Read about the war, its battles, its origins, and its
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about this famous war, from an easy-to-understand point of
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Ticonderoga: A Brief
Read about the famous fort.
Revolutionary War: Causes and Major
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