Today’s Holiday: Burgoyne’s Surrender Day

Today’s Holiday:
Burgoyne’s Surrender Day

British General John Burgoyne (1722-1792) is best remembered for his defeat by the colonial American forces in the Saratoga campaign of 1777, during the Revolutionary War. The Americans’ victory gave them a psychological advantage and persuaded France to ally itself with the colonists against England, its traditional rival. The anniversary of Burgoyne’s surrender is observed in New York State, particularly in the communities surrounding the Saratoga National Historical Park near Stillwater, New York. More…:

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