American Revolutionary War Facts

Battle of Saratoga Facts

Commander Horatio Gates
General Horatio Gates


In 1777 the British launched an offensive from their position in Canada against the Americans in New York. This invasion would culminate with a crucial American victory near the town of Saratoga in upstate New York. This victory is regarded as the turning point of the American Revolutionary War and persuaded France to enter the war on the side of the Americans. Below you will find a list of interesting facts for kids and adults alike about the battles of Saratoga; there is information on where the battles were fought, how the colonist won, and what factors led to the American victory.

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Prelude to the Battle of Saratoga

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