Ethan Allen


Allen, Ethan, a commander in the Revolution; born in Connecticut about 1742; was the leader of the "Green Mountain Boys "in their disputes with New York about the boundaries of the States. In 1775, with only eighty-three men, he captured Ticonderoga and Crown Point. He was afterward taken prisoner while en-gaged in the expedition against Montreal, and was kept in confinement by the British for more than two pears and a half, during which time he was barbarously treated. Having been exchanged, he was commissioned major-general of the State militia. He wrote an account of his imprisonment, a book entitled Reason the only Oracle of Man, and some political treatises. Died February 13, 17 89.

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Green Mountain Boys  in  America First—100 Stories from Our History  by  Lawton B. Evans
First Thrust—The Battle of Bunker Hill  in  This Country of Ours  by  H. E. Marshall
Green Mountain Boys  in  Historical Tales, Vol I: American  by  Charles Morris
Capture of Ticonderoga  in  American History Stories, Volume II  by  Mara L. Pratt

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