CROWN POINT, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has donated money to install a historic marker at an upstate site that was the starting point of a famous military accomplishment early in the conflict.
After American soldiers seized the British fort at Crown Point in May 1775, they sent 29 cannon down Lake Champlain to Fort Ticonderoga. From there a total of 59 artillery pieces were hauled overland to the outskirts of Boston in the winter of 1775-1776.
The artillery aimed at Boston Harbor convinced the redcoats to evacuate the city in March 1776.
The New York DAR recently donated $2,000 to the Friends of Crown Point State Historic Site to install a marker signifying Crown Point as the actual starting point of the expedition that hauled the guns to Massachusetts.
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