After the American forces lost to British forces in New York City the Americans were force to retreat all the way to Trenton, New Jersey. The Americans took the Germans by surprise and defeated them on Trenton then they defeated the British men on Princeton which then gave hope that they could have liberty.
The British forces where going to cut New England off from the of colonies by taking control of the New York Hudson River Valley. Britain sent John Burgoyne's with 8000 troops. when the got there they were meet up with Albania, militia they were surrounded and the British forces surrender on October 17, 1777.
where they meet and regrouped and renforced there weapons and trained for war of the other colonies. they camped there so they can rest and make a plan on what they were going to do and train for it.