Fort Ticonderoga Research Paper

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The Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
British interests led them to Fort Ticonderoga on July 2nd, 1777, with the purpose of besieging the fort to reclaim it from the Americans. The British army consisted of 7,000 regulars, and 800 Indians/Canadiens; a significant amount of men compared to the garrison of 3,000 regulars at Ticonderoga. The British advanced and eventually set their eyes on the height of Sugar Loaf, and afterwards set up their encampment there, as the prospect of having a height advantage over the fort motivated them to encamp at the location. Men in the encampment worked cautiously to avoid being seen, with the reason being to try to catch the Americans by surprise. Unfortunately for the British, the element of surprise was lost, as

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