Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: October 22

On October 22, 1777, the rebel army led by General Horatio Gates was attacked from the rear by General Sir Henry Clinton. When General John Burgoyne's men heard the sounds of battle, they launched their own assault on Gates' men. With two armies attacking them from north and south, Gates and his med fled from Saratoga in a disorganized rout.

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