Ticonderoga, Battle of


Ticonderoga, Battle of

(1775) Engagement in the American Revolution. Held by the British since 1759, Fort Ticonderoga (in New York) was overrun on the morning of May 10, 1775, in a surprise attack by the Green Mountain Boys under Ethan Allen, assisted by Benedict Arnold. The artillery seized there was moved to Boston, Mass., by Henry Knox for use against the British.

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