Battle of Saratoga

1777

Patriot Victory!

The British were beaten in the Battle of Saratoga! It marked as a turning point in the war. The French concluded an alliance with the colonists afterwards.

The Battle of Saratoga

Thursday, Jan. 2nd 1777 at 9-11pm

Saratoga, NY, United States

NY

The British planned on winning the war by dividing the colonies in two through New York. Two of three forces deviated from the plan which made it difficult for the British to win. Finally General John Burgoyne, underestimated the colonists, assuming they were rebel ignorant farmers who could be swept by the highly trained British army. He was mistaken and the colonists won the Battle of Saratoga.