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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

  • Burgoyne's pencil-tip latticework is as equally redolent of severed brain tissue and bone, snapped spinal columns and ashes and dust.

    ArtScene: Catch Them Before They Close: Top Current Exhibitions in the Northwest

  • Bette Burgoyne's latest exhibition of pencil drawings channel a deep, dark, and mysterious mythos: with titles such as "Whisper Vapor," "Sacrum," and "Primordia," they'd better.

    ArtScene: Catch Them Before They Close: Top Current Exhibitions in the Northwest

  • 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

  • At Bennington, Stark commanded approximately 2200 militiamen who had assembled to oppose Burgoyne's advance.

    History of American Women

  • Stark's decision to stop the British advance at Bennington prevented Burgoyne from resupplying, and contributed directly to Burgoyne's surrender on October 17, 1777, after two unsuccessful battles in Saratoga.

    History of American Women

  • On the advance of Burgoyne's army toward Albany in 1777, Rebel troops and Indians in the British service plundered the farm of all its furniture, leaving Mary only her clothing.

    History of American Women

  • She and her family were turned out of their homes after Burgoyne's surrender, and forced to move within the British lines.

    History of American Women

  • In 1777, General Burgoyne and his British troops attempted to make their way down the Hudson Valley, but met a great deal of resistance from the Americans who were creating road blocks, destroying provisions, and doing anything necessary to make Burgoyne's trip difficult.

    History of American Women

  • But Gates was able to pull together New England and New York militias with certain elite Continental Army troops and outmaneuver and capture Burgoyne's 10,000 man force at Saratoga.

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