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Green Mountain Boys
- Created 2012-03-13
Green Mountain Boys
were a militia organization first established in the 1760s in the territory between the British provinces of
, known as the
New Hampshire Grants
(which later became the state of
). Headed by
and members of his extended family, they were instrumental in resisting New York's attempts to control the territory, over which it had won
control in a territorial dispute with New Hampshire.
When these disputes led to the formation of the
in 1777, the Green Mountain Boys became the state militia. Some companies served in the
American Revolutionary War
, including notably when the Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen
captured fort Ticonderoga
on Lake Champlain on May 10, 1775; the
invasion of Canada
in 1775; and the battles at
's admission to the Union in 1791, the original organization essentially disbanded. The Green Mountain Boys mustered again during the
War of 1812
, and the
. Today it is the informal name of the
Vermont National Guard
which comprises both the Army and Air National Guards.
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Novel: Memoir of a Green Mountain Boy
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