TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - Fort Ticonderoga is showcasing its key place in North American history with the latest in a series of book talks.
Michael Gabriel spoke Sunday about his new book, "The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians." He's a history professor at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.
Gabriel's book tells the story of the American defeat of a combined force of German, British and Loyalist troops in a battle fought along the New York-Vermont border 235 years ago this week. The Americans' victory set the stage for their victory over the redcoats at Saratoga two months later.
Gabriel's book uses dozens of firsthand accounts to reveal little-known details of one of the American Revolution's most important battles.
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