Green Mountain Boys


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Green Mountain Boys

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(Historical Terms) the members of the armed bands of Vermont organized in 1770 to oppose New York's territorial claims. Under Ethan Allen they won fame in the War of American Independence

Green′ Moun′tain Boys`


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the soldiers from Vermont in the American Revolution, orig. organized by Ethan Allen in 1775 to oppose the territorial claims of New York.
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-- A rarely displayed lock of American traitor Benedict Arnold's hair will be exhibited at the New York fort he helped capture with the help of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys in the Revolutionary War's opening weeks.
Robert Cochran was a known member of Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys, who took it upon themselves to enforce the validity of the New Hampshire land grants.
From the original, pre-Revolution Green Mountain Boys to Vermonts National Guard and members of the Armed Forces today, Vermonters have responded when the duties of the nation have called.
Vermontian to the marrow, soaked in the ethos of direct democracy, playful (they paraded and put on subversive puppet shows) and yet thoughtful enough to have won the enthusiastic approbation of George Kennan and John Kenneth Galbraith, these Green Mountain Boys and Girls didn't achieve divorce, but they did give us an alluring glimpse of the shape that hope takes in a darkening empire.
Here Smith speaks of this wild northern frontier where Hessian soldiers were captured and the revolutionary patriots, led by Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, were responsible for the victory over the British at both Fort Ticonderoga and in Bennington.
After all, those trusty Green Mountain Boys who captured Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War were really part of the New Hampshire militia, and everyone knows we've been playing better hockey and making better maple syrup ever since.
The Green Mountain Boys won fame in which conflict?
In 1775, Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Col.
armed forces until the 20th century, units such as the Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys, Whitcomb's Rangers, and the Continental Marines have played an integral part in military operations since the American Revolution.
The band, which fans affectionately call the Green Mountain Boys, does renditions of "My Rose of Old Kentucky," "Country Blues" and "Unwanted Love."
After a lashing at the hands of the Green Mountain Boys in 1776, Captain Justus Sherwood escaped a sentence of life imprisonment and joined the British secret service.
23 The Green Mountain Boys militia became the armed forces of which state during its 14 years of independence before joining the US in 1791?

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