Battles for Fort Ticonderoga 1758-1777
|1758 the French withstood the attack of a superior British force during the Sevens Years War also called the French and Indian War.|
|1759 the British succeded attacking the French and renamed it Fort Ticondergoda.|
|1775 Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold led an assult that surprised the British, and led to their surrender without firing a shot. In the winter of 1775-1776, 59 of the captured cannons were taken overland through Vermont to Boston, where Gen. George Washington succeded in routing the occupying British force.|
|1776 the British planned a large attack on the fort but were unsuccessful, partly because Benedict Arnold in charge of the first American Navy delayed the main British forces on Lake Champlain.|
|1777 in July the British mounted attack preparations were better and when discovered led the Americans to abandon the Fort under the cover of darkness.|
|1777 in September the Americans returned but were not successful against a smaller force of British soldiers. Later the Fort was abondoned by the British who burned it and the powder room exploded. Major restoration occured in 1909 and continues to this day.|
At the right: A Memorial to the 500 dead and wounded soldiers that took part in just one of many battles for Fort Ticondergoa. The area around the Fort is called the Carillon Battlefield.