|Called "the Key to the Continent" and "the Gibraltar of the North," Fort Ticonderoga controlled the strategically critical portage between Lakes George and Champlain in the eighteenth century and played an important role in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. French troops began construction of the fort in 1755, calling it Fort Carillon. The British captured the fort in 1759 and renamed it Fort Ticonderoga. The storming of the fort on May 10, 1775, by Benedict Arnold, Ethan Alien, and the Green Mountain Boys was America's first victory of the Revolutionary War.
Using many rare and never-before-published postcards and images, Fort Ticonderoga is the first illustrated military history of this national landmark as well as the first book to present a pictorial account of the fort's restoration. The author, Carl R. Crego, is a member of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. His interest in Fort Ticonderoga began more than fifty years ago when his grandfather enthralled him with stories of Rogers' Rangers and the French and Indian War.