Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

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    British officer, John André, about selling West Point both contribute to the story of Arnold’s cowardly transferring from American to British forces. Clearly, his motivations were his lack of appreciation by other militants and need for a lavish lifestyle. Even though Benedict Arnold won over critical battlegrounds and contributed to the progression of the Patriots in the beginning of the Revolution, there is no excuse for his impulsive actions and attitude. Once a traitor, always a traitor. If you were to convey Arnold as a hero you would only be telling only half of the story. Arnold never felt appreciated by fellow Patriots, at the time, and Congress. Arnold argues that for his work in leading captures of certain locations such as Fort Ticonderoga and coordinating the army should be an automatic promotion. Once Congress promoted five other officers other than Arnold, he, along with his extremely sensitive ego, took…

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    Howe, General Henry Clinton, and General John Burgoyne. While the American generals consisted of General Benedict Arnold, Commander-in-Chief George Washington, General Charles Lee, and General Henry Knox. The rebels led by Benedict Arnold, and aided by Ethan Allen and his band of framers known as the green mountains boys. They captured Fort Carillon, which is now known as fort of Ticonderoga, where they had found 100 iron cannons and mortars to help aid the American rebels in the battle of…

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    the British forces were in good condition and by 30 June occupied the undefended Fort Crown Point. As he had planned, General Burgoyne acquired approximately 500 indians en route to provide scouting and intelligence functions within his expedition. On 2 July, his army began efforts to overtake Fort Ticonderoga, held by a small garrison under the command of General Arthur St. Clair. He was ordered by General Philip Schuyler to hold as long as possible, but the British quickly took the…

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    Benedict Arnold's Tactics

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    Benedict Arnold used to be a patriot commander. His name now means traitor. He helped with the capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the Siege against Quebec.He was an important military commander, helping with battles and political issues. The Americans were losing hope.The British were destroying the Continental Army. Only the guns of Fort Ticonderoga could save them.Benedict eagerly waited, hoping to be deployed there.Benedict was a different kind of person.He was encouraging and zealous, but also…

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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…

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    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…

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    News about the battle outcome spread fairly quickly. News reports accelerated the spread of fighting. A month after the battle, two different groups of New England militiamen captured Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. By capturing the two forts, the rebellious colonists acquired a significant amount of ammunition and other supplies that would be useful. Some of the arms were then brought Boston in the summer and the Patriots began a siege of the British stronghold…

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    No event more so than the American Revolution. There have been many movies made that portray the major events that have molded our great country. In essence, a timely film that I feel illustrates American Colonies struggles during the American Revolution War is the movie, The Patriot. The film was centered on Benjamin Martin, a single father of seven during the Revolutionary War. The film took place in South Carolina from 1778 until the 1781 “Siege of Yorktown” where General Cornwallis…

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    life heard, completely altering my perspective on how the Revolutionary War actually was. Another way that I believe the author carried out his thesis was that although being somewhat biased towards the American perspective, he was able to talk about most events from both the British perspective and the Colonial perspective. The last main way that I believe David McCullough successfully carried out his thesis was how he built up David McCullough, in my opinion, went into greater depth than I…

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    Fort Ticonderoga was built to have great geographical placement. The fort has access to the Hudson River Valley, Canada, Lake Champlain, and Vermont. In 1770 a small militia was formed in order to protect the rights of local land-owners. As tensions began to grow between colonialism and the British, the green Mountain Boys joined the revolutionary cause. On May 10, 1775 while the British were still asleep, and the sun had not risen, the Green Mountain Boys attacked the fort and captured it. The…

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