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Unformatted text preview: Britain: 30-38,000 man army and also had the best navy in the world Continental Army: (briefly) 17,000 Saratoga (1777) and Yorktown (1781) (Virginia) both really decided the course of the war. Saratoga campaign was a series of small battles in New York. Needed assistance of Gen. ir William Howe, who outranked Burgoyne’s. American general’s in charge were Gen. Horatio Gates and Gen. Benedict Arnold. Tension and disagreement between the two men. Americans chop down trees in front of British to slow them down. Indians killed a loyalist and that worked as a great propagation victory. Indians abandon western attack. Counting on Howe to come from New York. Howe went to Phil to his mistress instead of helping Burgoyne. Courageous action of Benedict Arnold leads several charges. Horatio Gates takes the credit though. Saratoga – Oct. 7-17, 1777 Burgoyne surrenders. Vast majority of gunpowder came from French. French sent arms and ammunition. Sent up phony trading company and gave it a Spanish name. up phony trading company and gave it a Spanish name....
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- Fall '08
- Benedict Arnold, Siege of Yorktown, Gen. Horatio Gates, Lord Cornwallis Cornwallis, outranked Burgoyne, Gen. Lord Cornwallis Cornwallis