Well, boy howdy. That fort is exactly what we need.
Let's Lead Together!
I have come to lead this seize!
But, you don't have your men and my Green Mountain Boys of Vermont won't follow you. We will command together.
We have to be there at dawn! ROW FASTER!
The Crossing of Lake Champlain
The American Army realized that they didn't have the cannons or other weapons to be successful. Fort Ticonderoga in New York became a target for its munitions and that it held control over Canada waterways.
A Quick Surrender!
WE SURRENDER! LET'S GO! GRAB 1 OF THEIR MEN!
Ethan Allen was supposed to lead the command, but when Benedict Arnold heard about the seize, he left his men and joined Ethan in leading the command.
On the night of May 9, 1775, 168 men crossed the Champlain lake.
Back at Boston
At dawn, they went into the fort ambushing Commander William DeLaPlace and 78 men, some of which were still asleep! William quickly surrendered and left with his men. No one died or was injured on either side, but one American soldier was taken.
Both Commanders were instructed to take 100 cannons from the fort.
Why do I have to grab the cannons?
They loaded up the boats and headed for Boston and arrived there in January 1776