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Allen Ethan

Allen, Ethan, one of the earliest champions of American independence, born in Connecticut, 1737. Raising a Vermont corps, he took Ticonderoga in 1775, but in the attack on Montreal he was made prisoner, carried off to England, and only released after the Convention of Saratoga. He spent his remaining years in Vermont, where he wrote several books. He died in 1789.