Continental General Horatio Gates
||Born: 1727; Maldon, Essex County, England
Died: April 10, 1806; New York City
Battles: Saratoga, Camden
May 16 - Horatio Gates is promoted to Major General.
June 17 - Horatio Gates is named Commander of the Canadian Department, but never serves.
December - Horatio Gates leads Pennsylvania and New Jersey regiments south to reinforce General George Washington in New Jersey.
December 20 - Horatio Gates joins General George Washington at Trenton, New Jersey.
March 25 - Horatio Gates is named Commander of the Northern Army at Fort Ticonderoga.
May - Horatio Gates' independent command is taken away and he placed under the command of Maj. General John Schuyler.
June 18 - Horatio Gates argues his case before the Continental Congress.
August 19 - Horatio Gates assumes command of the Northern Department.
September 19 - Horatio Gates is defeated by Maj. General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Freeman's Farm (1st Battle of Saratoga), New York.
October 7 - Horatio Gates defeats Maj. General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Bemis Heights (2nd Battle of Saratoga), New York.
October 17 - Horatio Gates accepts Maj. General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, New York.
January - Horatio Gates starts serving as President of the Board of War.
May - Horatio Gates resigns as President of the Board of War.
May 20 - Horatio Gates is named Commander of the Highlands Department.
November 7 - Horatio Gates is named Commander of the Eastern Department.
March - Horatio Gates declines to lead a campaign against the Iroquois Indians.
November - Horatio Gates is given permission to vacate command of the Eastern Department and winter at his home in Virginia.
May 7 - Horatio Gates is named Commander of the Southern Department.
June 13 - Horatio Gates learns of his new command and leaves for the Carolinas.
July 25 - Horatio Gates arrives at Coxe's Mill, North Carolina and takes command.
July 27 - Horatio Gates leads his army south toward Camden, South Carolina
August 16 - Horatio Gates is routed by Lt. General Charles Cornwallis at Camden, South Carolina and retreats to Charlotte, North Carolina.
August 19 - Horatio Gates arrives at Hillsborough, North Carolina, 180 miles from Camden.
October 4 - Horatio Gates' son, Robert, dies.
December 3 - Horatio Gates turns over command of the Southern Department to Maj. General Nathanael Greene.
December 8 - Horatio Gates leaves Charlotte, North Carolina to return home to Virginia.
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