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American Revolution Round Table of Central PA: "1777 - Tipping Point at Saratoga"

In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne.  Despite inferior organization and training, the Americans exploited access to fresh reinforcements of men and material, and ultimately handed the British a stunning defeat.  The American victory, for the first time in the war, confirmed that independence from Great Britain was all but inevitable.

Author and archaeologist Dean Snow will speak about his book “1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga”, how veterans of the battles wrote about their experiences, how historians have written about the battles, and how he as an archeologist wrote about the subject.