The French Join the Revolution!
The First Battle at Freeman's Farm
Fought eighteen days apart in the fall of 1777, the two Battles of Saratoga were a turning point in the American Revolution. The word Saratoga is shorthand for two battles that destroyed the British invasion from Canada during the American Revolutionary War. After capturing Fort Ticonderoga with almost laughable ease, the British army, led by overconfident General John Burgoyne, slowly moved south.