[Larkin G. Mead’s marble effigy of Ethan Allen in the National Statuary Hall. Given by Vermont in 1876]
Born today was Ethan Allen.
Colonial hero, but British felon.
Anathema at King George’s court
After taking Ticonderoga’s fort.
[The cannon seized by Ethan Allen’s forces at Fort Ticonderoga was later used effectively in the Battle for Boston.]