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Park celebrating possession of Burgoyne surrender site

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For three quarters of a century, since the National Park Service took over the land where a ragtag Colonial army beat the British and changed the course of the American Revolution, much of the interpretive history there, as you might expect, has focused on the two Battles of Saratoga. Any discussion of the surrender, when Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne handed his sword to American Horatio Gates 12 days after the second battle, was usually summarized in ...

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