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  • In two magisterial volumes, Hoffman Nickerson focuses on British Gen. John Burgoyne's 1777 campaign in New York, but the hero who emerges is an American, Gen. Philip Schuyler.

    America's Unsung War Heroes

  • After two days of battle, the northern division of the Continental Army, under Major General Horatio Gates, forced the surrender of John Burgoyne and his entire army of five thousand men.

    Robert Morris

  • There he took part in the defeat and surrender of British General John Burgoyne in October 1777.

    History of American Women

  • In 1728, Gage began attending the prestigious Westminster School, where he met such figures as John Burgoyne, Richard Howe, Francis Bernard, and George Sackville.

    History of American Women

  • When British General John Burgoyne began marching south with his army in 1777, the Loyalist families in upper New York and Vermont felt that the uprising of the rebels would be over soon and joined in the fighting to keep their part of the world loyal to the King.

    History of American Women

  • Stark refused and instead led his men to meet the British at Bennington, Vermont, where he learned that British General John Burgoyne had dispatched Colonel Frederick Baum with 500 men to seize American storehouses in Bennington to restock their depleting provisions.

    History of American Women

  • American troops under his command prevented Sir Henry Clinton said to have been a distant cousin from relieving the main British force under General John Burgoyne, precipitating Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga on October 17, 1777.

    History of American Women

  • The harvest celebration did not occur again for more than 150 years -- our first national Thanksgiving was declared by the Continental Congress in 1777, to celebrate a victory over British general John Burgoyne.

    Charlie Cray: Thanks for the Memories

  • Moreover, some reports noted that Lafayette had been wounded in the battle, an impossibility to British readers, who believed (wrongly from earlier, inaccurate reports) that Lafayette was far away from Brandywine, fighting against General John Burgoyne near Canada.

    The Library in the New Age

  • For many years I have admired the illustrations of John Burgoyne.

    Celebration Breads

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