Our spies have told us that Burgoyne's army is low on supplies! He will not be taking prisoners. Keep fighting!
In my book, the colonial spies tell the militia that Burgoyne's army is low on supplies. They also say that that is the reason that he isn't taking prisoners.
Our army is very low on supplies. We need all of your efforts!
Colonel Daniel Morgan's militia, nicknamed Morgan's Riflemen were feared by the redcoats in the American Revolution because of their great aim and rifles that can shoot a long distance.
Dead bodies were quickly thrown into pits, no matter if they were British or American and covered with stones and dirt so that the packs of wolves can’t get them. The wolves had been following Burgoyne’s army and taking their leavings and soldiers.
It is true that Burgoyne's army was low on supplies, which is one of the reasons he surrendered. I could not find any evidence that Burgoyne wasn't taking prisoners.
It is true the riflemen were an elite group of sharpshooters from Virginia who were commanded by Daniel Morgan. They were critical to the Americans because of their cutting-edge rifles that could shoot long distances and shooting abilities.
At Valley Forge, dead bodies were thrown into a pit with animal remains, but there was no information about Freeman’s Farm.