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The Green Mountain Boys…

A few years ago while looking for Revolutionary War content for the catalog, I was both surprised and delighted to discover a report in the February, 1781 issue of Gentleman’s Magazine [1] that mentioned the [2] famous Green Mountain Boys of Vermont, and their equally famous leader Ethan Allen. The report reads: Letters of a late date from America, formerly a rebel colonel, who resided at Bennington, in the upper part of New York, not well used, as he thought, by the Congress, has marched off with six hundred Green-mountain Boys, as they style themselves, and joined Major Carlton at Ticonderoga; and it is thought other townships will follow their example.” Although I have seen various newspaper reports mentioning Ethan Allen, this was the first and maybe the only reference to the Green Mountain Boys [3] that I have seen in my twelve years at Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers.

If you’ve come across another report mentioning the Green Mountain Boys by name, feel free to share it.

Editor’s Note:  Marc Pompeo is one of our in-house historians who has been on staff for more than a decade.

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