Parts of the Counties of Charlotte and Albany, in the Province of New York; being the Seat of War between the King's Forces under Lieut. General Burgoygne and the Rebel Army, from the London Magazine

Engraver Thomas Kitchin British
Printer Robert Baldwin, London British

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London periodicals regularly reported on the American Revolutionary War (1775-81) and this map documents forts and sites of military signficance in upstate New York that related to British battles fought by General Burgoyne. When he took the supposedly impregnible Fort Ticonderoga from the Americans in July of 1777 without any resistance, rejoincing followed in Britain and consternation in Congress. This victory was, however, followed by a significant British defeats near Saratoga, in September and October 1777. Burgoyne's surrender to Washington was a turning point that brought France into the war on the side of the Americans. Ticonderoga appears near the top of this map, Saratoga at center and Albany at the lower edge.

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