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     The two battles that defined the Saratoga Campaign (Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights) resulted in General John Burgoyne's attempt to secure Lake Champlain for the British being repulsed. Burgoyne had hoped that by capturing and holding the defenses at Lake Champlain, he would divide the colonies and permit greater gains for the British. The Patriot army led by General Horatio Gates fought with distinction in the battles under Generals Benedict Arnold, Benjamin Lincoln, Enoch Poor and John Glover.

"Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga" by John Trumbull
U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

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