Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga, NY - built by the Canadians and French, it was strategically placed in conflicts over trade routes and played an important role during the French and Indian War and again during the American Revolutionary War.
Fort Ticonderoga, New York: People have seen the ghost of a woman around the fort and the lake, and heard her sobbing. She is probably Nancy Coates, mistress to General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, who also haunts the fort. Thinking Wayne had left her for another woman, Nancy drowned herself in Lake Champlain. She has been seen running along the footpaths near the fort. Her pale, lifeless body has also been seen floating in the water.
Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.
The map is oriented with north to the top. The lower section of the map shows Saratoga, New York and Fort Edward, on the Hudson River. There are red markers depicting the position of John Burgoyne's army near Saratoga at the time of its surrender in 1777. A line of mountains is shown to the right of the Hudson, extending northward but eventually bending off the map to the east. North of Fort Edward are Fort George, at the southern end of Lake George, and Skenesborough, near the southern…