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

Articles of Convention

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. Articles of Convention Marker
Inscription.
Near This Spot
October 16, 1777
American and
British officers
met and consummated
“Articles of Convention”
of
General Burgoyne
of the British Army
to
General Gates
of the American Army
and on
this historic ground of
Saratoga
the British Army
laid down its arms
October 17, 1777
thus assuring
American Independence

 
Location. 43° 5.894′ N, 73° 34.914′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (U.S. 4) and Burgoyne Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway. 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. Earliest Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Soldier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schuylerville World War I Monument (about 300 feet away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 300 feet away); Flax and Linen Mill (about 500 feet away); First Bridge (about 700 feet away); British Army Grounded Arms (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Schuyler House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
Also see . . .
Schuylerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Schuylerville Marker
The "Articles of Convention" was a way for General Burgoyne to surrender but retain his honor. This was the first time a British Amry surrendered on the field.
 "The Battle of Saratoga" September 19, 1777. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Articles of Convention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. Articles of Convention Marker
Marker is located several blocks east of the Saratga Monument, and seven miles north of the Saratoga Battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 848 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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