A Glorious Sight to See: Victory at Saratoga, 1777
The Saratoga Campaign of 1777 during the Revolutionary War was the most decisive turning point of the conflict. This American victory stretched across a vast area, and involved soldiers and warriors from America, Britain, Germany, and Native American peoples. Ultimately the British army was forced to surrender on the banks of the Hudson River in New York, changing the course of the war, and securing independence for the new United States. Join National Park Service historian Eric Schnitzer and National Army Museum educator John Maass as they discuss the intricacies of the campaign and debunk long-held myths about its people and events.
Eric Schnitzer has been an interpreter and historian at Saratoga National Historical Park for more than 20 years. He is the co-author of “Don Troiani’s Campaign to Saratoga – 1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Narrative” (2019).
Dr. John R. Maass is an education specialist at the National Museum of the United States Army. He received a Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in early U.S. history and military history. His most recent book is “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse: A Most Desperate Engagement” (2020).
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