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Wed, 05.10.1775

Fort Ticonderoga is Captured

On this date in 1775, Black patriots helped capture Fort Ticonderoga.

Blacks participated in one of the first aggressive actions of American forces in the prelude to the Revolutionary War.

Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys, and numerous Black patriots captured Fort Ticonderoga.  This incident took the British in New York by surprise and defeated them.

Reference:

Battlefields.org

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