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What did Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen take from the British?

What did Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen take from the British?

The capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold surprised and captured the fort’s small British garrison.

Why did Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen take over Fort Ticonderoga?

Arnold was a captain in the Connecticut militia when the war broke out. He marched to Boston with his company to help out in the siege. Arnold knew the condition of Fort Ticonderoga. He suggested to the Massachusetts Committee of Safety that it send a force to capture it.

What fort did Benedict Arnold surrender?

By the end of 1779, Arnold had begun secret negotiations with the British to surrender the American fort at West Point, New York, in return for money and a command in the British army. Arnold’s chief intermediary was British Major John André (1750-80).

Where did Fort Ticonderoga take place?

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, New York
Capture of Fort Ticonderoga/Locations

How did Ethan Allen take over the fort?

The British commander, taken by surprise and clearly outnumbered, surrendered the fort to Allen without a single shot being fired.

Who was involved in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga?

On May 10, 1775, Benedict Arnold of Massachusetts joined Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont in a dawn attack on the fort, surprising and capturing the sleeping British garrison.

How did Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys Meet?

After escaping a close encounter with death at the hands of the New York authorities, Ethan received a proposition from Benedict Arnold asking for assistance from the Green Mountain Boys in the siege of Fort Ticonderoga which he eagerly agreed to. The Siege began on the eve of May 9.

Why did the British leave Fort Ticonderoga undermanned?

Since the renamed Fort Ticonderoga was not believed to be a vulnerable target, it was left undermanned, with fewer than 50 British troops there in May 1775.