The American Revolution

The American Revolution

The American RevolutionThis is a whole chapter in and of itself. This revolution represented a big step for the colonial world and was a shout and sign of freedom and sent a clear message to all the European empires that they were not to do as they pleased with any territory they decided to conquer without consequences. Here is a timeline with the most relevant facts about the American Revolution involving Ticonderoga:

  • 1775 Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold were faced with the fact that Fort Ticonderoga would be seizable and would offer the Americans revolters a good chance to make away with a strategic point and a fortress that would play a key role in the control of an important area of commerce such as Lake Champlain. A small number of brave soldiers conforming a squad headed by patriot and war hero Ethan Allen, in brotherhood of arms with Colonel Benedict Arnold, led the Green Mountain Boys, who overthrew the platoon of British army men that was holed up in the fort. This would mark the rebels’ very first victory in the American Revolution.
  • 1775 During this year and the one after, Colonel Henry Knox moved over 50 tons of heavy artillery pieces between Fort Ticonderoga and Boston. Fort Ticonderoga‚Äôs cannons were strategically put on Dorchester Heights and pointing directly at Boston. The ominous outlooks made the Royal British Army feel the need to quickly evacuate the city of Boston in March of the year 1776. The Continental Army took Boston the following day.
  • 1776 Benedict Arnold was put in charge to arrange the building of the very first American fleet in order to stop the Royal British Army from invading New York and Boston.
  • 1777 General Burgoyne together with a large army made of both British and German garrisons marched on to Albany with the intention of cutting New England off from the rest of the colonies.