Sentence Examples


  • He contributed largely to raise troops in 1777 to meet Burgoyne; and he served as a captain at Bennington and at Saratoga.
  • Burgoyne fortified himself on the site of the action, and on October 7th made another attempt to turn the American left.
  • In 1777 General Philip Schuyler established his headquarters on Van Schaick's Island in the Mohawk and Hudson, then the principal rendezvous of the army which later met Burgoyne at Saratoga.
  • He was sent to Congress to report Gates's success against Burgoyne, but his tardiness secured for him a sarcastic reception.
  • But on the 6th of February 1778, after the news of the defeat and surrender of Burgoyne had reached Europe, a treaty of alliance and a treaty of amity and commerce between France and the United States were signed at Paris by Franklin, Deane and Lee.