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Schuylerville: scene of two Revolutionary War battles (1777) in which American forces led by Gates defeated the British under Burgoyne
Origin: prob. of Mohawk origin, originally
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A former village of eastern New York on the west bank of the Hudson River east of Saratoga Springs. The defeat and surrender of Gen. John Burgoyne's British army on October 17, 1777, marked the end of the hard-fought Saratoga Campaign (June-October) and was a major turning point in the American Revolution.