The Battle of Saratoga

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  • The Battle of Saratoga
  • During August some American soldiers were led by Benedict Arnold to try and stop St. Leger at Fort Stanwix, New York
  • Our mission here today men is to try and take over Fort Stanwix, New York
  • In July general Burgoyne's army captured Fort Ticonderoga but was low on supplies and need more
  • Uh-oh were low on supplies!
  • Go get more supplies and come quick!
  • General Burgoyne sent a force to the American supply base in Bennington, Vermont. A local milita group called the Green Mountain boys defeated them and drove them to Saratoga, New York.
  • There in Saratoga, New York Burgoyne was in serious trouble and all alone. Some Patriots stopped St. Leger at Fort Stanwix.
  • American troops were under the command of General Horatio Gates, he blocked and surrounded Burgoyne's troops. Burgoyne then made a desperate attack on October 7. On October 17, 17777 Burgoyne surrendered and the British's plan had failed. The Continental Army won a major victory, changing the course of the war.
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