Encyclopedia > Saratoga Campaign

  Article Content

Saratoga Campaign

The Saratoga Campaign was a 1777 initiative by the British Army in the American Revolutionary War. Its intent was divide the American forces by creating a British zone of control between the New England colonies and their neighbors to the south. The campaign ended wirh Burgoyne's surrender on October 17, 1777 after the Battle of Saratoga. Planning the Campaign After Lieutenant General Burgoyne helped defeat the American Invasion of Canada[?] in late 1776 he returned to England in December. He began actively trying to get political support for a plan to divide the American Colonies by invading from Canada. General Sir Henry Clinton was also in Great Britain trying to get authority for an independent command of his own.

Burgoyne wrote out his strategy as "Thoughts for Conducting the War on the Side of Canada". He submitted it to Lord Germain, and on February 20, 1777 he won approval and beat his rival for the comnmand.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Brazil

... Rio de Janeiro Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Sul Rondônia Roraima[?] Santa Catarina São Paulo Sergipe Tocantins Geography Main article: Geography ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 22.7 ms