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!