Author: Ron Morgan

Since 2000, Ron has had an avid, ongoing involvement with the Mount Independence Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the site of this critical Revolutionary War fortification on Lake Champlain in Orwell, Vermont (directly across from that “other fort”, Ticonderoga). As a result, Ron has been studying, writing, and speaking about the Mount and related topics whenever he has the opportunity, to whomever will listen (and sometimes when they are not). Throughout his life, he has enjoyed exploring all kinds of historic sites, and anyone accompanying him should use extreme caution when he says: “Oh look, there are some re-enactors! Let’s go talk to them!” Ron supports his history habit by practicing law as a tax and estate planning attorney.

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Arthur St. Clair’s Decision to Abandon Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Independence

On the night of July 5-6, 1777, an American army under the command of Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair abruptly withdrew from the twin fortifications of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, abandoning them (along with a massive quantity of supplies and ordnance) to an advancing British and German force from Canada under the command of L. […]

by Ron Morgan