Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781611688962 Published May 2016

The Saratoga Campaign

Uncovering an Embattled Landscape

Edited by William A. Griswold and Donald W. Linebaugh

The Saratoga Campaign

Edited by William A. Griswold and Donald W. Linebaugh

Distributed for University Press of New England

272 pages | 7 x 10
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781611688962 Published May 2016
The battles of Saratoga proved to be a turning point in the Revolutionary War when British forces under the command of General John Burgoyne surrendered to American forces led by General Horatio Gates. The Saratoga Campaign provides a new and greatly expanded understanding of the battles of Saratoga by drawing on the work of scholars in a broad range of academic disciplines. Presenting years of research by material culture scholars, archaeologists, historians, museum curators, military experts, and geophysicists, this definitive volume explores these important Revolutionary War battles and their aftermath, adding a physical and tangible dimension to the story of the Saratoga campaign. Presenting the latest hands-on research, The Saratoga Campaign is an original and multifaceted contribution to our understanding of this critical event in America’s birth.
Contents
Acknowledgments • Introduction—Donald W. Linebaugh and William Griswold • The Coming Revolutionary War Battles at Saratoga—John Luzader • The Tactics of the Battles of Saratoga—Eric H. Schnitzer • The British Fortifications—Dean R. Snow • The River Overlook Fortifications on Bemis Heights—William Griswold • The American Fortifications—David R. Starbuck • The Retreat to Victory Woods—Matthew Kirk and Justin DiVirgilio • The Surrender and Aftermath of the Battles—Scott Stull, Michael Rogers, and Len Tantillo • The Schuyler House—David R. Starbuck • The Saratoga Battles in Fifty Artifacts—Christine Valosin • Commemorating and Preserving an Embattled Landscape—Donald W. Linebaugh • About the Contributors
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