Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Two Brothers Meet Again
During the . . . [truce] the soldiers of the two armies often . . . discoursed with each other from the opposite banks of the river . . . a soldier in the 9th Regiment, named [Patrick] Maguire, came down to . . . the river, with a number of his companions, who engaged in conversation with a party of Americans on the opposite shore . . . Maguire . . . suddenly darted like lightning . . . and resolutely plunged into the stream.
At the very same moment, one of the American soldiers . . . dashed into the water . . . The wondering soldiers on both sides, beheld them eagerly swim towards the middle of the river, where they met; they hung on each othersí necks and wept; and the loud cries of “My brother! My dear brother” [were heard] . . . one was in the British [army] and the other in the American service, totally ignorant until that hour that they were engaged in hostile combat against each otherís life.
Roger Lamb, corporal, 9th Regiment of Foot
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 5.508′ N, 73° 35.465′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Monument Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Loyalists Leave Early (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Victory Woods (about 600 feet away); The Stench of Failure (about 600 feet away); . . . their cannon shot . . . reaching every part of our camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Last Ditch Defenses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Burgoyne Hopelessly Surrounded (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Good Place to Set Up Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Victory Woods (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a picture of the two brothers embracing while soldiers watch from the river bank.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take of tour of Victory Woods, where the British army under Gen. John Burgoyne retreated to after the Battles of Saratoga, and from where he surrendered on October 17, 1777.
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park Service (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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