HEROES: Wanted: Ethan Allen

Before dawn on May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen, Revolutionary irregular, led 83 soldiers, mostly Green Mountain Boys of his own recruiting, across Lake Champlain. On the way Allen and Benedict Arnold wrangled profanely as to who was to command. They landed under the Grenadiers' Battery at Fort Ticonderoga. As the clear sky reddened into the day the American troopers, drawn up in three ranks, marched up to the British fort's sally port. The red-coated sentinel's fusee missed fire. The invaders pushed headlong and shouting into the walled...

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