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?
At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as their teens could be officers in the army. There were examples, though rare, of boys as young as 12-15 years of age holding the rank of Ensign (equal today to Second Lieutenant).