This was the first battle of the American Revolution. This colonist and british soldier are fighting.
The Battle of Saratoga in 1777 was a turning point in the Revolutionary War. American forces surrounded and defeated the British army under General Hohn Burgoyne at Saratoga in New York State.
After the various battles in South Carolina left his army in terrible condition, General Charles Cornwallis retreated to the Virginia city of Yorktown. It was there in 1781 that a combined French and American army led by George Washington defeated and captured General Cornwallis and his army. This defeat was the last major battle of the Revolutionary war