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Burgoyne surrendered 235 years ago (with photo gallery)

Members of the National Park Service musket crew perform a salute during the Surrender Day program held in Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville this morning. The day commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Members of the National Park Service musket crew perform a salute during the Surrender Day program held in Fort Hardy Park in Schuylerville this morning. The day commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga.
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It was 235 years ago that — after a week of negotiations — British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American Gen. Horatio Gates, concluding the famous Battles of Saratoga. The battles are known as the "Turning Point of the American Revolution," and are considered by many historians to be among the most significant battles in world history. Those battles were fought in and around Saratoga National Battlefield, and special events commemorated the surrender, including a ...

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