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Today in History: The Battle of Valcour Island

Posted by Gilbert Stack on October 11, 2018 at 4:55 AM

On this day (October 11) in 1776, the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Valcour Island in Lake Champlain. Benedict Arnold commanded American forces losing or destroying most of the vessels in his fleet. While the battle was a clear victory for the British, it did delay their invasion from the north until the following year.

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