Schuylerville in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Burgoyne Hopelessly Surrounded
American patrols had cut off any communication with the outside world. There was barely enough food left to last the British army here a week. The field fortifications were indeed formidable, but the outnumbered defenders in the lines were bone weary and rain-soaked. Each passing hour tightened the Americans’ grip on eventual victory over their once powerful foes.
“ . . . they continued firing into us from [cannon] Batteries . . . and placed their riflemen in the tops of trees; but still did not venture to storm our works . . . We now began to perceive their design by keeping at such a distance, which was to starve us out.”
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 5.657′ N, 73° 35.565′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker can be reached from Monument Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located along a walking trail through Victory Woods. 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. The Last Ditch Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); Victory Woods A Good Place to Set Up Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); You’ve Been Robbed! (within shouting distance of this marker); . . . their cannon shot . . . reaching every part of our camp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stench of Failure (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Brothers Meet Again (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Loyalists Leave Early (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
More about this marker. The background of the marker features a map of the local area indicating the location of American troops and British troops in October 1777.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take of tour of Victory Woods, where the British army under Gen. John Burgoyne retreated to after the Battles of Saratoga, and from where he surrendered on October 17, 1777.
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historic Park. National Park (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Account of the Battle of Saratoga. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. A British perspective on the Battle of Saratoga from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, 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 July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 397 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.