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

Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword

 
 
Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
1. Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker
Inscription.
Here
Gen. Burgoyne
surrendered
his sword to
Gen. Gates,
Oct. 17, 1777.

 
Location. 43° 5.233′ N, 73° 35.032′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 4 and Schuyler Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 4. Touch for map. 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. Fort Vrooman (within shouting distance of this marker); Sword Surrender Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Reformed Church (approx. mile away); Two Brothers Meet Again (approx. half a mile away); Victory Woods (approx. half a mile away); The Loyalists Leave Early (approx. half a mile away); Nov. 28, 1745 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Schuyler House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on June 28, 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
 
Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
2. Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker
General Burgoyne's surrender to General Gates after the Battles of Saratoga marked the first time in history that a British army surrendered on the field of battle. Considered a turning point in the American Revolution, the surrender ultimately led to the formal Franco-American alliance and French entry into the war.
Marker in Schuylerville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
3. Marker in Schuylerville
Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 27, 2012
4. Burgoyne Surrendered his Sword Marker
Burgoyne Surrendering his Sword image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 16, 2015
5. Burgoyne Surrendering his Sword
Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga N.Y. Oct. 17th. 1777 image. Click for full size.
Otto Knirsch, after a painting by John Trumbull, published by Currier and Ives, 1852
6. Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga N.Y. Oct. 17th. 1777
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on June 28, 2012.
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