Hi Benedict Arnold, I'm Ethan Allen and I need your help. Do you think that you can team up with me to gain artillery and take control of Fort Ticonderoga?
Everyone must be quiet, remember this is a sneak attack.
Perfect we have arrived early in the morning.
Ethan Allen and his green mountain boys teamed up with Benedict Arnold and his crew of militia men. They planned to sneak up on the British to gain artillery and take control of Fort Ticonderoga.
They had to silently cross Lake Champlain in order to sneak up on the British. They came from present-day Vermont.
In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!!!!
They arrived early in the morning. Only half of the men crossed. It was still a surprise attack.
They arrived by the South gate. Only one guard was on duty. He misfired his musket. In a panic, he abandoned his post.
They then entered Fort Ticonderoga. When Ethan Allen saw the leader he shouted that he was taking the fort "In the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress!" The Commander of the British was William Delaplace.
They captured 48 British Soldiers. There was also one American death.