"perhaps the hottest ever fought in America"
The Battle of Freeman’s Farm on September 19, 1777 was one of the longest land battles of the American Revolutionary War. It was a British tactical victory; they held the field of battle at the end of the day. Strategically, however, this was an American victory in that it prevented further advancement of the British Army. Follow the progression of the first battle at Saratoga below.
Morning reports from American officers scouting enemy positions were clear: the British were coming.
Last updated: September 3, 2021