By James Nelson
An epic tale of 1 man’s devotion to the yankee cause
In October 1776, 4 years earlier than Benedict Arnold’s treasonous try and hand keep an eye on of the Hudson River to the British, his patch-work fleet on Lake Champlain was once all that stood among British forces and a rapid finish to the yank rebellion.
Benedict Arnold’s Navy is the dramatic chronicle of that determined conflict and of the intense occasions that happened at the American Revolution’s severe northern entrance. Written with pleasing narrative power, this landmark ebook indicates how Benedict Arnold’s fearless management opposed to dazzling odds in a northern desolate tract secured for the USA the independence that he might later try and betray.
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Lawrence to the Hudson. Fort Ticonderoga became little more than a wilderness way station, and soon it began to fall apart. Arnold’s evident efforts to acquaint himself with the situation at Ticonderoga would suggest that he had been thinking about military strategy long before the ﬁghting at Lexington and Concord. Now he needed only the means and authority to act on the plans he had been considering. The Massachusetts Committee of Safety decided to give him what he wanted. On May 3, 1775, they issued orders to Arnold that read, “Confiding in your judgment, fidelity and valor, we .
With the issue of command settled and with conﬁrmation that Ticonderoga was still unaware of the danger, everything was in place for the attack. About eleven-thirty on the night of May 9, Ethan Allen, with Benedict Arnold at his side, headed out. Behind the co-commanders marched the combined forces of the Green Mountain Boys and the troops recruited from Connecticut and Massachusetts. In the cool air of the early spring night, they quickly covered the half mile from Shoreham to Hand’s Cove, on the edge of Lake Champlain.
Mott had not yet assembled enough men to take Ticonderoga, but he was not concerned. He knew just where to ﬁnd the men for this enterprise, and soon his band was riding north again, to Bennington, in the Hampshire Grants, the seat of the Green Mountain Boys. ” By “the people on New Hampshire Grants,” Brown meant the Green Mountain Boys, a quasi-legal militia formed in 1770, not by any 20 Benedict Arnold’s Navy government body but by a gathering of settlers, with “Colonel” Ethan Allen at its head.