1776 January 1 - John Burgoyne receives a local commission of Brigadier General. May - John Burgoyne arrives in Quebec, Canada with reinforcements. June 8 - John Burgoyne commands at Trois Rivieres, Canada. July - John Burgoyne's wife, Lady Charlotte Stanley, dies. October 11 - John Burgoyne is present at the Battle of Valcour Island. December - John Burgoyne returns to England.
1777 February 20 - John Burgoyne is chosen to lead an independent offensive in America. February 28 - John Burgoyne submits his "Thoughts for Conducting the War on the Side of Canada" to Lord George Germain. March 26 - John Burgoyne receives a letter from Lord Germain to Maj. General Guy Carleton on the final approval plan for his offensive. May 6 - John Burgoyne arrives at Quebec, Canada and delivers the letter to General Carleton. June 20 - John Burgoyne sets out from St. Johns, Canada. June 27 - John Burgoyne arrives at Crown Point, New York. June 30 - John Burgoyne begins his approach on Fort Ticonderoga. July 5 - Maj. General Arthur St. Clair evacuates Fort Ticonderoga. July 6 - John Burgoyne takes possession of Fort Ticonderoga. July 6 - John Burgoyne captures Skenesboro after it is burned by retreating Americans. July 29 - John Burgoyne takes possession of Forts Edward and George. August 9 - John Burgoyne orders a raid into the Connecticut Valley. August 19 - Maj. General Horatio Gates is named Northern Department Continental Commander. September 13 - John Burgoyne gathers supplies and crosses the Hudson River. September 19 - John Burgoyne is driven back at Freeman's Farm near Saratoga, New York. October 7 - John Burgoyne's forces are overrun at Bemis Heights near Saratoga, New York. October 8 - John Burgoyne retreats to fortifications within Saratoga, New York. October 16 - John Burgoyne agrees to terms of surrender. October 17 - John Burgoyne officially surrenders to Maj. General Horatio Gates.
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