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Green Mountain Boys,

popular name of armed bands formed (c.1770) under the auspices of Ethan AllenAllen, Ethan,
1738–89, hero of the American Revolution, leader of the Green Mountain Boys, and promoter of the independence and statehood of Vermont, b. Litchfield (?), Conn.
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 in the Green Mountains of what is today Vermont. Their purpose was to prevent the New Hampshire GrantsNew Hampshire Grants,
early name (1749–77) for Vermont, given because most of the early settlers came in under land grants from Benning Wentworth, the colonial governor of New Hampshire.
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, as Vermont was then known, from becoming part of New York, to which it had been awarded by the British. Land speculators, such as Allen and his brothers, and settlers banded together in armed groups to defend their lands. Their methods were threat, intimidation, and actual violence against the New Yorkers, and they managed to keep the region free from New York control, establishing (1777) instead a separate government that ultimately achieved (1791) statehood for Vermont. In the American Revolution the Green Mountain Boys figured prominently in 1775, when, under Allen's leadership, they captured Ticonderoga. In 1777 Seth Warner and John StarkStark, John,
1728–1822, American Revolutionary soldier, b. Londonderry, N.H. He fought in the French and Indian Wars. At the start of the Revolution he distinguished himself at Bunker Hill, and he served in the Quebec campaign and with George Washington at Princeton and
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 led them to victory at Bennington—one of the notable achievements of the revolutionaries in the Saratoga campaign.
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The site also has distinguished statues honoring General John Stark, who came with his troops from New Hampshire to defend the newly established Vermont and Colonel Seth Warner, a prominent member of the Green Mountain Boys.
Ethan Allen and his illegal army known as the Green Mountain Boys used muskets, swords and torches to oust the Yorkers and return the farmland to Vermont settlers, though it had often been ravaged and razed in the process.
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So those who would assail Vermont's new-found position as a pre-eminent captive insurance domicile had best remember that the state also spawned the combative revolutionary Ethan Allen, along with the Green Mountain Boys.
Green Mountain Boys of Summer: Vermonters in the Major Leagues, 1882-1993.
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From the age of Bancroft through the 1940s, the celebrationists--Zadock Thompson, Rowland Robinson, Frederic Van de Water--lovingly glorified the heroism of stalwart pioneers and Green Mountain Boys, and especially the genius of their leader, Ethan Allen, elevated in folklore to the status of a mythic demigod.
The Green Mountain Boys by Daniel Pierce Thompson, a novel blending romance, adventure, and history and set during the early days of Vermont, was published.
Forced to pay for their land a second time or face ejection,the incensed settlers formed the Green Mountain Boys.
Allen appears in Daniel Pierce Thompson's The Green Mountain Boys (1840), Melville's Israel Potter (1855), F.
A brief comparison of the Franklinites with the Green Mountain Boys or Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley insurgents would have enhanced the significance of Barksdale's book as a study in post-Revolutionary governance.
The text is a reprint of Alan Solomon's 1966 Vogue article "The Green Mountain Boys.

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