Friday, April 16, 2010

Green Mountain Boys

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Today some uniformed Militia, the Green Mountain Boys.

When the American Revolutionary War started in 1775, Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Connecticut Colonel Benedict Arnold, marched up to Lake Champlain and captured the strategically important military post at Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Crown Point, and Fort George.

The Boys also briefly held St. John's in Québec, but retreated on word of arriving British regulars. The boys alsoe served at the battles of Hubbardton and Bennington in 1777.

More info about the Green Mountain Boys can you fing here.

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