Called qthe Key to the Continentq and qthe Gibraltar of the North, q Fort Ticonderoga controlled the strategically critical portage between Lakes George and Champlain in the eighteenth century and played an important role in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. French troops began construction of the fort in 1755, calling it Fort Carillon. The British captured the fort in 1759 and renamed it Fort Ticonderoga. The storming of the fort on May 10, 1775, by Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen, and the Green Mountain Boys was America's first victory of the Revolutionary War.The 42nd (Highland or Black Watch) Regiment was raised in 1739 and is still on active service. 1t is the oldest Highland regunent in the British army. The title Black Watch was derived from the dark colors of its tartan a black, blue, and greenanbsp;...
|Author||:||Carl C. Crego|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing - 2012-09-18|