October 17: Surrender at Saratoga
On this date in 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his army to American General Horatio Gates, marking a turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
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A map showing the routes of the British campaigns of Burgoyne and St. Leger in 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The map shows the route of Burgoyne from Montreal to Lake Champlain, Fort Ticonderoga, Shenesboro, Fort Edward, Bennington, Bemis Heights, and Saratoga. From the Maps ETC website.