Fort Ticonderoga Research Paper

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By the time summer of 1775 had come, the American Revolutionary War would be in full vigor. The British having overpowering number, and a dominant arsenal were easily defeating the newly formed Continental Army. A freshly appointed General George Washington knew that in order to push back the British he would have to take back one of the strongest positions and a main supply route. How did a newly formed Continental Army that was outnumbered, with limited supplies and weaponry, defeat the most powerful military force in the world at the time?
Fort Ticonderoga was once named Fort Carillon. It was occupied by the French Army. Conflicts elsewhere made the garrison ill-equipped, and the French decided to abandon the fort, but not without blowing up their stockpile of gun powder. British General Jeffrey Amherst, who had been laying siege to Fort Carillon, decided to repair and rename the garrison Fort Ticonderoga. The British then began construction of a major fortress at Crown Point. After a major fire broke out at Crown Point more than a decade later, the decaying Fort Ticonderoga
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The first battles for Boston were major losses to the continental forces. The biggest of these losses was from the Battle for Bunker Hill. Colonel William Prescott originally wanted to fortify Bunker Hill, but instead chose to occupy Breeds Hill, which was closer to the town of Boston than Bunker Hill. In late January 1776, Colonel Henry Knox arrives with 59 freshly seized artillery pieces to meet up with General George Washington and the newly formed Continental Army. General Washington wanted to recapture Boston and its harbor from the British with the key objective of seizing “Boston Neck”. This was a main delta from the harbor that supplied the British forces throughout the region. By taking this, General Washington was cutting off the supplies to the British

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