This fort played a key role in both the French and Indian War (1754-1760) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). In 1755, the French began constructing Fort Carillon on the Ticonderoga peninsula at the southern end of Lake Champlain. The largest battle of the French and Indian War was fought here on July 8, 1758, when the French defeated a British army five times larger. Later captured by the British, in 1759, it was renamed Fort Ticonderoga. America's first victory of the American Revolution came on May 10, 1775, when Ehtan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured the fort.
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