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

Saratoga Surrender Site

 
 
Saratoga Surrender Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
1. Saratoga Surrender Site Marker
Inscription.  

The Saratoga Surrender Site is dedicated to
the soldiers of the United States Army who
on this spot accepted the surrender of
a British army and forever changed
the course of American and world history.

~ October 17, 1777 ~

The American General Staff:

Continental Army:
Major General Horatio Gates VA
Major General Philip Schuyler NY

Brigadier General John Glover MA
Brigadier General Ebenezer Learned MA
Brigadier General John Nixon MA
Brigadier General John Paterson MA
Brigadier General Enoch Poor NH

Militia:
Brigadier General Jacob Bayley VT
Brigadier General James Brickett MA
Brigadier General John Fellows MA
Brigadier General John Stark NH
Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck NY
Brigadier General Jonathan Warner MA
Brigadier General William Whipple NH
Brigadier General Oliver Wolcott CT

 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 1777.
 
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43° 5.21′ N, 73° 35.061′ W. Marker is near Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Schuyler Road and U.S. 4, on the right when traveling south on Schuyler Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Champlain Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Vrooman (about 300 feet away); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Victory Woods (approx. half a mile away); Two Brothers Meet Again (approx. half a mile away); Fraser’s Corps (approx. half a mile away); The Loyalists Leave Early (approx. half a mile away); Nov. 28, 1745 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
More about this marker. This is where Burgoyne surrendered his sword. The British army stacked arms at Fort Hardy in Schuylerville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Previous markers commemorating this event, replaced by this Monument. And Fort Hardy, where British Troops laid down their arms.
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on November 5, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Plaque at Center of Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
2. Plaque at Center of Monument
The plaque is a rendition of John Trumbull's Surrender of General Burgoyne. The original is displayed in the US Capitol.
Far Left Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
3. Far Left Plaque
“I have the Satisfaction to present Your Excellency with The Convention of Saratoga, By which His Excellency Lieutenant General Burgoyne, has Surrendered Himself, & his whole Army into my Hands.”
— Maj. General Horatio Gates to the president of Congress, October 18, 1777

Center Left Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
4. Center Left Plaque
“Such a thing was never heard of. Such a sight was never seen before I believe in New England or America.”
— Pvt. Ezra Tilden, Massachusetts militia , October 17, 1777
Center Right Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
5. Center Right Plaque
“A day famous in the annals of America …
Thus ended all our hopes of victory.”
— Lt. William Digby, British 53rd Regiment of Foot, October 17, 1777
Far Right Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
6. Far Right Plaque
“I was comforted to notice that nobody glanced at us insultingly … and some of them even looked with pity to see a woman with small children there. I confess that I was afraid to go to the enemy as it was entirely new experience for me.”
— Lady Frederica Riedesel, wife of Burgoyne’s German commander, 1800
Saratoga Surrender Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
7. Saratoga Surrender Site Marker
Saratoga Surrender Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
8. Saratoga Surrender Site Marker
Donor List image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 12, 2019
9. Donor List
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on November 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   7, 8. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   9. submitted on October 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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