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Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Surrender Tree

 
 
The Surrender Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
1. The Surrender Tree Marker
Inscription.
This tree commemorates a great elm tree under which it is said that British General John Burgoyne signed the “Convention of Saratoga” by which he surrendered his forces to American General Horatio Gates, October 17, 1777.
Considered to be the turning point of the American Revolution.

 
Erected 2000 by Saratoga County.
 
Location. 43° 6.015′ N, 73° 34.738′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Reds Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in Fort Hardy Park on Ferry Street. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Army Grounded Arms (about 400 feet away); Fort Hardy (about 400 feet away); Town of Saratoga (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deridder Horse Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Articles of Convention (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earliest Cemetery (approx. mile away); Unknown Soldier (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. "The Battle of Saratoga" September 19, 1777
The Surrender Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. The Surrender Tree Marker
. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Battle of Saratoga. Another account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Fort Hardy Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Marker in Fort Hardy Park
General Burgoyne's surrender to General Gates marked the first time in history that a British army surrendered on the field of battle.
Schuylerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Schuylerville Marker
The tree that commemorates the old elm "Surrender Tree" can be seen in the left of this photo.
Burgoyne Surrenders his Sword to Gates image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
5. Burgoyne Surrenders his Sword to Gates
The Surrender image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
6. The Surrender
This bronze plaque depicting the surrender of Burgoyne to Gates is located in the Saratoga Monument.
Bronze Plaque Depicting the Surrender image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
7. Bronze Plaque Depicting the Surrender
 
 
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