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Ethan Allen

(1738—1789) revolutionary army officer and politician in America


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(1738–89)

American soldier. He tried to obtain independence for the state of Vermont, commanding the irregular force the Green Mountain Boys (1770–75). In 1775, during the War of Independence, he seized the British Fort Ticonderoga, but the same year was captured at Montreal. On his release in 1778 he presented to Congress Vermont's claims to independence, which was achieved the following year.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.


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