The Battles of Saratoga - 1777

The Battles of Saratoga - 1777 (HM12IL)

Location: Queensbury, NY 12804 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 16.441', W 73° 40.618'

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? ? ? ? ? One of the most decisive battles in world history ended with the surrender near here of the British army invading from Canada under General "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne in 1777. The defeat ended a summer-long campaign by over 7,000 British, Hessian mercenaries, and Indians to capture Albany and then split the colonies in a drive south.

? ? ? ? ? Americans under Major General Philip Schuyler slowed the advance, and his successor, Major General Horatio Gates, stopped it in battles fought September 19 and October 7 in the area now within Saratoga National Historical Park. News of the surrender treaty signed October 17 raised American morale and led to the Franco-American Alliance which brought badly needed French troops to the cause.
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HM NumberHM12IL
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByNew York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, NY State Education Dept., Department of Transportation
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 607358 N 4792094
Decimal Degrees43.27401667, -73.67696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 16.441', W 73° 40.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 16' 26.46" N, 73° 40' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 57-99 Adirondack Northway, Queensbury NY 12804, US
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