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Your search for posts with tags containing Lake Champlain found 13 posts

Fort Ticonderoga, The Last Campaigns

BOOK REVIEW: Fort Ticonderoga, The Last Campaigns, War in the North 1777-1783 by Mark Edward Lender (Yardley, PA: Westholme, 2022) Mark Edward Lender’s recent book... The post Fort Ticonderoga, The Last Campaigns appeared first on Journal of the American...

In Defense of Mount Independence

It’s an understatement to say that the spring of 1776 had not gone well for the American army in Canada. After a campaign that... The post In Defense of Mount Independence appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Orders Issued by Benedict Arnold, Commander-in-Chief, to the Captain of the Liberty

Just weeks after war broke out at Lexington and Concord, Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, working in grudging consort,captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain,... The post Orders Issued by Benedict Arnold, Commander-in-Chief, to the Captain of the...

The Braunschweig : A German-Flagged Ship on Lake Champlain, 1777?

“The Radeau was magnificently decked out today; from her two masts were flying the English flag and in honor of the nation of Braunschweig,... The post The <i>Braunschweig</i> : A German-Flagged Ship on Lake Champlain, 1777? appeared...

The Liberty: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts

One might think that the first American warship, named the Liberty, would be showered with accolades and articles touting its significant place in American... The post The <i>Liberty</i>: First American Warship, Among Many Firsts appeared...

The Thunderer, British Floating Gun-Battery on Lake Champlain

The radeau (French, singular for “raft”) was co-opted for eighteenth century warfare on and along Lake George and Lake Champlain, to deal with the challenges... The post The <i>Thunderer</i>, British Floating Gun-Battery on...

Help Save the Spitfire

Our article about Edward Wigglesworth’s diary has brought a lot of attention to the Spitfire gunboat, a well-preserved Revolutionary War warship that is in danger of... The post Help Save the Spitfire appeared first on Journal of the American...

A New Eyewitness Account of Valcour Island Resolves the Pringle Controversy

The Battle of Valcour Island was, in many ways, a waterborne version of the Battle of Bunker Hill: a greatly superior British force rushed,... The post A New Eyewitness Account of Valcour Island Resolves the Pringle Controversy appeared first on Journal...

Recently Discovered Letters Shed New Light on the Battle of Valcour Island

In July 1776, two hundred and forty years ago this year, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring the United Colonies to... The post Recently Discovered Letters Shed New Light on the Battle of Valcour Island appeared...

Winter Soldiering in the Lake Champlain Valley

From the beginning, the American army knew south-facing Fort Ticonderoga did little to protect against an attack coming up Lake Champlain from British-controlled Canada.[1] To address the problem, they decided to fortify the north-facing peninsula, called...

Valcour Island Redux

Lying between Vermont and New York, astride the border between the United States and Canada, accessible via canals from the St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers, and 125 miles long, Lake Champlain is a major boating attraction. On any summer’s day, hundreds...

The Battle of Valcour Island

Watercolor painting (circa 1925) of the 1776 Battle of Valcour Island. Source: National Archives of Canada Until the early decades of the 20th century saw wide-spread construction of roads in North America, water provided ready-made highways. Lake Champlain...

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