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Burgoyne’s Retreat

 
 
Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
1. Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker
Inscription. On the night of October 8, Burgoyne began his retreat northward. At Saratoga (Schuylerville) his army was surrounded by the Americans. After a week of siege, Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777, by the terms of the Convention of Saratoga.

American victory at Saratoga proved to be the turning point of the Revolution. It encouraged France and other European powers to take up arms against England and to aid the American cause.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 0.109′ N, 73° 36.6′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Park Tour Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Saratoga National Historical Park at the Great Redoubt stop on the auto tour road. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater NY 12170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The River Redoubts (here, next to this marker); Main Crown Forces Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Crown Forces Artillery Park (about 400 feet away); Burial Site of General Fraser (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker
The Great Redoubt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crown Forces Baggage Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Surviving Portion of Champlain Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the Taylor Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a map showing the route taken by Burgoyne’s army from the site of the marker to the place in Saratoga where he officially surrendered to Gen. Gates.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Saratoga 1777. A British perspective of the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 16, 2013
3. Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker
Marker at Saratoga National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. Marker at Saratoga National Historical Park
The day after their defeat at the Battle of Freeman Farm, Burgoyne withdrew his army north to a camp he had in Saratoga. After being surrounded by American troops, and with no hope for reinforcements, Burgoyne surrendered on October 17, 1777.
Markers at the Great Redoubt image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
5. Markers at the Great Redoubt
Two markers are found at this location. The Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker is on the left.
Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
6. Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker
The Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker is the one on the right.
Route of Burgoyne’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
7. Route of Burgoyne’s Retreat
This photo, taken from in front of the marker, faces the direction taken by the British army on the night of October 7, 1777 during their retreat.
Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 30, 2010
8. Burgoyne’s Retreat Marker
Burgoyne’s Retreat north from the battlefield to Schylerville took a route beside the Hudson River, seen in the background beyond the displayed cannon.
Map of Burgoyne’s Retreat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
9. Map of Burgoyne’s Retreat
This map from the marker traces the route Burgoyne's army took from their camp on the Saratoga battlefield to Schuylerville and the site of his surrender.
Site of Burgoyne’s Surrender image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
10. Site of Burgoyne’s Surrender
At this site, Gen. Burgoyne signed the "Convention of Saratoga" by which he surrendered his forces to Gen. Horatio Gates on October 17, 1777.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 931 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on July 18, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   9, 10. submitted on August 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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