In our last episode we spoke of the John Burgoyne's advance down the Hudson River Valley. After being repulsed at the Battle of Bennington and the failure of the siege of Fort Stanwix, Burgoyne was in trouble. Electing to continue his advance, he met Horatio Gates and his Continentals near Saratoga, New York. After two failed attempts to carry the American position, Burgoyne had no choice but to surrender. This was a pivotal point in the revolution. The victory convinced France to recognize the United States and bind themselves together in an alliance. If you enjoy this podcast, leave a review on ITunes. Questions? Drop me a line at Americawarpodcast@gmail.com. Take a listen!
One of the pivotal battles of 1777 took place in the Hudson River valley near the small town of Saratoga where John Burgoyne's forces met their match in the early fall of 1777. While not predestined for failure, by the last summer of 1777, Burgoyne's forces met some unexpected challenges that would, in hindsight, prevent him from achieving victory. This episode will concentrate on the prelude to this epic battle. If you enjoying listening to this podcast, please consider writing a review on ITunes or giving a donation at the website, americaatwarpodcast.com. Questions? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!