Without the Battle of Saratoga, we’d all be living in a very different world. These battles in September and October of 1777 were marked as a turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. British General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army southward from Canada in the Champlain Valley, hoping to meet a similar British force marching northward from New York City and another British force marching eastward from Lake Ontario; the southern and western forces never arrived, and Burgoyne was surrounded by American forces in upstate New York. With nowhere to go, Burgoyne and his army retreated to Saratoga where they later surrendered.
Battle Of Saratoga (3/20)
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