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October 7: Battle of Bemis Heights (Second Battle of Saratoga)


Second of two battles that led to the British surrender at Saratoga (American War of Independence). After failing to even reach the American lines in his previous attack (Battle of … Continue reading


October 6: Battle of Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery


Sailing up the Hudson River to come to the aid of General John Burgoyne and the besieged British army at Saratoga, General Henry Clinton and 3,000 British troops stop to … Continue reading


October 4, 1777: Battle of Germantown; the patriots fail to retake their capitol, Philadelphia


At the Battle of Germantown on October 4, 1777, British forces in Pennsylvania defeated the American Continental Army under General George Washington (1732-99). After capturing Philadelphia in September 1777, British … Continue reading