Battles Of Saratoga

miércoles, 16 de marzo de 2011



 The Battle of Saratoga I ,in late September of the year 1777,when the General  Burgoyne and his men reached Albany in September,the city was protected by 7,00 patriots under the orders of Horatio Gates.The Patriots had used the land  in their advantage,they decided to wait and let the British do their first move.Finally in September 19 1777,general Burgoyne and his troops attacked the Patriots at Freeman's Farm.The patriots have the help of the troops of Benedict Arnold,but they couldn't hold the British.

 Patriots had 320 men killed or wounded,the retired themselves to Bemis Heights.There were 600 British killed or wounded,survivors moved two miles north of Freeman's Farm where they set up their camp headquarters. British continue with the assaulting to the Patriots.

Second Battle:

Was on October 7 1777,the British attacked the Patriosts at Bemis Heights.The Patriots were ready for that time to fight with the British.The Patriot defense was General Gates', General Arnold's, and General Daniel Morgan's troops.General Burgoyne had no choice of retired from Saratoga,the British had suffered 600 losses compared to the Patriot loss of only 150 men. On October 17, 1777, General Burgoyne with less than 5,000 men surrendered to a Patriot Army of 20,000 men.

The Battles of Saratoga were important,this helped the french ally with the Americans and the goal of the British to take control of America had died.

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