- Associated Press - Friday, September 11, 2015

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of military re-enactors will gather at Fort Ticonderoga this weekend for a re-enactment of a raid pulled off by American soldiers against the British-held fortification 238 years ago this month.

Officials at the historic site and tourist attraction on Lake Champlain’s southern end say they expect about 900 re-enactors to participate in the two-day event starting Saturday morning, making it the largest Revolutionary War battle re-enactment in the U.S. this year.

They’ll be re-staging Brown’s Raid, named for Col. John Brown, the Massachusetts officer who led the attack against the British early on the morning of Sept. 18, 1777. The assaulting force wasn’t able to capture the fort, but managed to take more than 300 redcoats captive while freeing some 118 American soldiers being held prisoner by the British.

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