• Scenic rural landscape with green lawn, cloud-flecked blue sky, and autumn foliage punctuated by a small, deep red farmhouse and red cannon carriages.

    Saratoga

    National Historical Park New York

A Crucial American Victory

Here in the autumn of 1777, American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army to surrender.  This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition and support, and forever changed the face of the world.

Read More

Did You Know?

Modern flag of Germany.

Believe it or not, German soldiers fighting for the British during the American Revolution were actually professional soldiers who were "rented" from their provincial rulers by King George III of England. They were not "mercenaries" (soldiers for hire), but regular soldiers.