American Revolution Podcast

Episode 111 Retreat from Lake Champlain

August 25, 2019

Benedict Arnold avoids almost certain capture near Valcour Island with a daring night move.  The British fleet catches up with him, but Arnold is able to ground most of his ships and escape overland back to Fort Ticonderoga.  The British, after reaching Crown Point, decide it is too late to begin a siege of Ticonderoga.  Instead, they return to Canada with plans to return in the spring.

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