People of Vermont in the American Civil War: George Dewey, Chester A. Arthur, Leavitt Hunt, William Henry Jackson, Theodore S. Peck Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155820743

Published: November 21st 2012

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84 pages


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People of Vermont in the American Civil War: George Dewey, Chester A. Arthur, Leavitt Hunt, William Henry Jackson, Theodore S. Peck  by  Books LLC

People of Vermont in the American Civil War: George Dewey, Chester A. Arthur, Leavitt Hunt, William Henry Jackson, Theodore S. Peck by Books LLC
November 21st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 84 pages | ISBN: 9781155820743 | 3.52 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Abel Spencer, Alexander Hutchinson (Vermont), Benjamin Carpenter, Elisha Clark, Elisha Payne, EthanMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Pages: 23. Chapters: Abel Spencer, Alexander Hutchinson (Vermont), Benjamin Carpenter, Elisha Clark, Elisha Payne, Ethan Allen, Gideon Olin, Isaac Tichenor, John Strong (Vermont), Joseph Bowker, Joseph Marsh, Matthew Lyon, Nathan Clark, Paul Spooner, Peter Olcott, Remember Baker, Samuel Robinson (Vermont), Seth Warner, Stephen Mack, Theophilus Harrington, Thomas Chandler, Jr., Thomas Chittenden, Throope Chapman.

Excerpt: Ethan Allen (January 21, 1738 - February 12, 1789) was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War. Born in rural Connecticut, Allen had a frontier upbringing but also received an education that included some philosophical teachings. In the late 1760s he became interested in the New Hampshire Grants, buying land there and becoming embroiled in the legal disputes surrounding the territory.

Legal setbacks led to the formation of the Green Mountain Boys, whom Allen led in a campaign of intimidation and property destruction to drive New York settlers from the Grants. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Allen and the Boys seized the initiative and captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775.

In September 1775 Allen led a failed attempt on Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. First imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was paroled in New York City, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in 1778. Upon his release, Allen returned to the Grants, which had declared independence in 1777, and resumed political activity in the territory. In addition to continuing resistance to New Yorks attempts to assert control over the territory, Allen was active in efforts by Vermonts leadership for recognition by Congress, and he participated in controversial negotiations with the British over the possibility of Vermont becoming a separate British province.

Allen wrote accounts of his exploits in the war that were widely read in the 19th century, as well as philosophical treatises and documents relating to the politics of Vermonts formation. His business dealings included successful farming operations, one of Connecticuts early iron works, and land speculation in the Vermont territory.

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