Saratoga, New York

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The Saratoga Victory Monument at Schulyerville, New York, commemorates the surrender of British forces during the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.

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The Battle of Saratoga was fought in September and October of 1777. It was a decisive American victory which resulted in the surrender of the entire British army that was invading New York from Canada. The picture of the canons is from Saratoga National Historical Park, overlooking the Hudson River Valley, in New York.

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2 Responses to Saratoga, New York

  1. Jake says:

    Thhis monument is actually in Schuylerville, NY what USED to be Saratoga. The name was changed in the 1800’s to honor Phillip Schuyler. The surrender monument is about 9 miles north of the battlefield. Burgoyne and the army retreated to the village of Saratoga after the battles because it was close to a ferry where they could still escape back north to Ticonderoga, and it was a good defensive postition being high ground. Burgoyne however waited too long still convinced that he was going to get support from NYC. The help never came and his army was surrounded and starving, was forced to surrender.

    I was brought up in Schuylerville less than 1/2 mile down the hill from this monument. It is a wonderful place. My house is on the site of the camp of the Germans, built less than 50 years after the surrender. We occasionally find parts of clay pipes for smoking when digging in the garden.

    Happy I found this blog and will visit often as I am a student of the Revolution.

  2. Jake says:

    I forgot to mention, the photo is of one of the “nitches” that are above the doors to the monument. There are bronze life sized statues (like this one pictured of Schuyler) of Gates and Morgan. The nitche that faces south is vacant to honor Benedict Arnold.

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