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Who won the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga?

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American troops won the Battle of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 against the British. It was America's first victory in the Revolutionary War.

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The American strategy in the battle had been to launch a surprise attack at dawn. Led by Ethan Allen, of the Vermont-based Green Mountain Boys militia, and Benedict Arnold, of Massachusetts, less than 100 troops were able to take the fort with relative ease.

Not only was the battle a strategic victory for the Americans, it also served as a morale-boosting symbol and a means of acquiring artillery for use in subsequent battles, such as the Siege of Boston, a year later.

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