Saratoga Monument Virtual Tour
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Welcome to Saratoga Monument, part of Saratoga National Historical Park!
Monuments do commemorate something, or someone, of importance, that’s true. Saratoga Monument, which you see here, commemorates the American victory in the Battle of Saratoga. That Revolutionary War battle has been called “the most important battle of the last 1000 years.” It was this American victory that secured critical foreign recognition and assistance, without which the experiment in American independence would likely have ended in failure.
Did You Know?
Hessians? Most of the German soldiers rented by Britain's King George III were from the province of Hesse-Cassel. Americans called them Hessians. At the Battles of Saratoga, most of the German soldiers were from Brunswick; they were Brunswickers, but we Americans called all the Germans "Hessians".