Glens Falls in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Battles of Saratoga - 1777
Historic New York
One of the most decisive battles in world history ended with the surrender near here of the British army invading from Canada under General “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne in 1777. The defeat ended a summer-long campaign by over 7,000 British, Hessian mercenaries, and Indians to capture Albany and then split the colonies in a drive south.
Americans under Major General Philip Schuyler slowed the advance, and his successor, Major General Horatio Gates, stopped it in battles fought September 19 and October 7 in the area now within Saratoga National Historical Park. News of the surrender treaty signed October 17 raised American morale and led to the Franco-American Alliance which brought badly needed French troops to the cause.
Erected 1974 by New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, NY State Education Dept., Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 16.441′ N, 73° 40.618′ W. Marker is in Glens Falls, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Interstate 87, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in a rest area on I-87. Marker is in this post office area: Glens Falls NY 12801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Glens Falls Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 3 miles away); Korean War Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away); Peace and Victory Monument (approx. 3.5 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.5 miles away); Half Way Brook (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Half Way Brook (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old Quaker Burying Ground (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glens Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 91 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.