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Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Saratoga

September 19 - Maj. General John Burgoyne is driven back at Freeman's Farm near Saratoga.
11:00 A.M. - Maj. General Burgoyne begins maneuvers against Maj. General Horatio Gates.
12:30 P.M. - Maj. General Burgoyne's center column occupies Freeman's Farm cabin.
12:45 P.M. - Colonel Daniel Morgan's riflemen open the engagement on the British center column.
1:00 P.M. - Maj. General Burgoyne's center column is in position on northern edge of clearing.
2:00 P.M. - Maj. General Friedrich von Riedesel receives word of a general engagement pending.
5:00 P.M. - Maj. General Riedesel receives orders to bring reinforcements.
Dusk - The Americans withdraw from the field of battle.

September 20 - Maj. General Burgoyne makes plans to continue his offensive.

September 21
- Maj. General Burgoyne receives a letter from Maj. General Henry Clinton.
- Maj. General Burgoyne holds off on his offensive while awaiting further word from Clinton.

September 29 - Maj. General Benjamin Lincoln arrives at Maj. General Gates' camp.

October 3 - Maj. General Burgoyne cuts rations by one-third.

October 4 - Maj. General Gates' troops number 7,000.

October 7
- Maj. General Gates' troops number 11,000.
- Maj. General John Burgoyne's forces are overrun at Bemis Heights near Saratoga

October 8 - Maj. General John Burgoyne retreats to fortifications within Saratoga, New York.

October 16 - Maj. General John Burgoyne agrees to terms of surrender.

October 17 - The official ceremony of Maj. General John Burgoyne's surrender to Maj. General Horatio Gates.

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