Ticonderoga


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Ti·con·der·o·ga

 (tī′kŏn-də-rō′gə)
An unincorporated community of northeast New York between Lake George and Lake Champlain. Fort Carillon, built by the French in 1755, was taken in 1759 by the British, who renamed it Fort Ticonderoga. American Revolutionary troops captured the fort in May 1775, but it was later abandoned without a struggle to British forces in July 1777 during the Saratoga Campaign.
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Ticonderoga

(ˌtaɪkɒndəˈrəʊɡə)
n
(Placename) a village in NE New York State, on Lake George: site of Fort Ticonderoga, scene of battles between the British and French (1758–59) and a strategic point in the War of American Independence
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Ti•con•der•o•ga

(ˌtaɪ kɒn dəˈroʊ gə)

n.
a village in NE New York, on Lake Champlain: site of fort captured by the English 1759 and by Americans under Ethan Allen 1775. 2938.
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Noun1.Ticonderoga - a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775Ticonderoga - a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, American War of Independence, War of American Independence - the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783
New York - one of the British colonies that formed the United States
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Shirley, for instance, had beheld this ominous apparition, on the eve of General Abercrombie's shameful and bloody defeat under the walls of Ticonderoga. Many of the servants of the Province House had caught glimpses of a visage frowning down upon them, at morning or evening twilight,--or in the depths of night, while raking up the fire that glimmered on the hearth beneath; although, if any were bold enough to hold a torch before the picture, it would appear as black and undistinguishable as ever.
The Indian, paddling his birch canoe on Lake Champlain, looked up at the high ramparts of Ticonderoga, stone piled on stone, bristling with cannon, and the white flag of France floating above.
To observe and define his character, however, under such disadvantages, was as difficult a task as to trace out and build up anew, in imagination, an old fortress, like Ticonderoga, from a view of its grey and broken ruins.
What I saw in him -- as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile -- was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take to be of quite as genuine a stamp as what actuates any or all the polemical philanthropists of the age.
All merely graceful attributes are usually the most evanescent; nor does nature adorn the human ruin with blossoms of new beauty, that have their roots and proper nutriment only in the chinks and crevices of decay, as she sows wall-flowers over the ruined fortress of Ticonderoga. Still, even in respect of grace and beauty, there were points well worth noting.
The carelessness engendered by these usages descended even to the war of the Revolution and lost the States the important fortress of Ticonderoga opening a way for the army of Burgoyne into what was then the bosom of the country.
Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 52) arrived in the Philippines for a brief port call.
At the center of the drama, with Washington, are two young American patriots, who, at first, knew no more of war than what they had read in books A[degrees]-- Nathaniel Green, a Quaker who was made a general at 33, and Henry Knox, a 25-year-old bookseller who had the preposterous idea of hauling the guns of Fort Ticonderoga overland to Boston.
In this image taken from video, actor William Shatner appears in a replica of the starship Enterprise, from the original "Star Trek" television series, Friday, May 4, 2018 in Ticonderoga, N.Y.
"Low-alcohol cocktails are one more category in the bartender's toolbox," says Greg Best, co-owner of the recently opened Ticonderoga Club in Atlanta.
At Ticonderoga, on Lake Champlain, the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, known as the Black Watch, suffered more than 500 deaths during the French and Indian War.