Saratoga Monument Virtual Tour part 2
Courtesy: Architect of the Capitol, Washington DC
The actual British surrender did not occur here, but rather, took place about a mile downhill, east and slightly north from here, on October 17, 1777.
Saratoga Monument wasn’t built until the late 19th century. In 1877, a group of private citizens, the Saratoga Monument Association, obtained this piece of property and this was where they built this Monument.
They built it with two main purposes in mind: commemorating the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga, and helping teach and remind people about the American Revolution and that critical American victory at Saratoga.
Did You Know?
Not all American soldiers during the Revolutionary War used dark blue uniforms trimmed with red. Some did, but a number of different colors were in use. Some of the German soldiers at the Battles of Saratoga also wore dark blue uniforms. Think it could be confusing sometimes?