America's First Victory

Fort Ticonderoga hosted its annual Revolutionary War Encampment Sept. 11 and 12. More than 600 re-enactors brought the American Revolutionary War experience to life for visitors during the weekend.

The historic capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, by Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys marked America's first victory of the American Revolution. Fort Ticonderoga remained a strategic stronghold and key to the continent throughout the early years of the war. In 1777, British forces under General Burgoyne successfully recaptured Fort Ticonderoga, forcing American troops to abandon the fort and Mount Independence across Lake Champlain.

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