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On this day in 1777, the British under General John Burgoyne surrendered at the battle of Saratoga

October 17, 2023

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On this day in 1777, the British under General John Burgoyne surrendered at the Battle of Saratoga. The American victory was a turning point in the Revolution and helped convince foreign governments to ally themselves with the fight for American independence.

Did you know? Famous traitor Benedict Arnold played a major part in the American victory, severely wounding his leg in the process. Though Arnold isn’t formally recognized at Saratoga National Historic Park, the park contains an unnamed statue of a boot to recognize his heroic actions.

Surrender of General Burgoyne, John Trumbull, 1821

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October 17, 2023
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