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Illustration depicts the principle actions at the Battles of Saratoga, referred to as the "Turning Point of the Revolution.

Illustration depicts the principle actions at the Battles of Saratoga, referred to as the "Turning Point of the Revolution.

The Surrender: illustration depicts the surrender of British General John Burgoyne to Major General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York on October 17, 1777.

The Surrender: illustration depicts the surrender of British General John Burgoyne to Major General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York on October 17, 1777.

British Artillery Battery Casualties composition: (from left) silhouetted figures of soldiers in a stand of trees, two horses and a rider leaving a field strewn with British dead, and several cannon on the horizon at right.

British Artillery Battery Casualties composition: (from left) silhouetted figures of soldiers in a stand of trees, two horses and a rider leaving a field strewn with British dead, and several cannon on the horizon at right.

Battles at Saratoga: montage illustration of maps with the top two-thirds portion depicts a perspective landscape map showing the road leading toward the Freeman Farm,

Battles at Saratoga: montage illustration of maps with the top two-thirds portion depicts a perspective landscape map showing the road leading toward the Freeman Farm,

Fort Ticonderoga Map: illustration depicts British lines and sites in red, American positions are shown in blue - legend and North directional arrow appear in the lower right corner.

Fort Ticonderoga Map: illustration depicts British lines and sites in red, American positions are shown in blue - legend and North directional arrow appear in the lower right corner.

Illustration depicts stylized portraits of four British leaders of the American Revolution:

Illustration depicts stylized portraits of four British leaders of the American Revolution:

A depiction of the Continental Army's loose platoon order march into Valley Forge on December 19, 1777 from their camp at Gulph Mills six miles away.

A depiction of the Continental Army's loose platoon order march into Valley Forge on December 19, 1777 from their camp at Gulph Mills six miles away.

Scene depicts a wagon broken down in the snow on the Mendham-Elizabethtown Road.

Scene depicts a wagon broken down in the snow on the Mendham-Elizabethtown Road.

Reconstruction of the hillside cleared by the First Maryland Brigade at Jockey Hollow during the winter of 1779-1780. A soldier patrols outside the row of huts which are shown with smoke coming from their chimneys.

Reconstruction of the hillside cleared by the First Maryland Brigade at Jockey Hollow during the winter of 1779-1780. A soldier patrols outside the row of huts which are shown with smoke coming from their chimneys.

Scene depicts soldiers in the foreground working on placing logs on the corner of a log structure while others are shown in the background cutting trees, either for logs or perhaps to open a line of fire.

Scene depicts soldiers in the foreground working on placing logs on the corner of a log structure while others are shown in the background cutting trees, either for logs or perhaps to open a line of fire.

Four sappers digging a trench at night.

Four sappers digging a trench at night.

Winter encampment scene at Jockey Hollow showing typical log huts used by the officers and soldiers. Troops shown marching in background.

Winter encampment scene at Jockey Hollow showing typical log huts used by the officers and soldiers. Troops shown marching in background.

An American Continental soldier

An American Continental soldier

A British soldier

A British soldier

House burning.

House burning.

Cutaway diagram of a British fortification including (left to right): abatis, fraise, earth, log curtain, gun-platform, and firing step. A British soldier is standing on the gun-platform.

Cutaway diagram of a British fortification including (left to right): abatis, fraise, earth, log curtain, gun-platform, and firing step. A British soldier is standing on the gun-platform.

Farmer on horseback viewing the abandoned John Freeman farm with its fences broken down and stray cattle in corn.

Farmer on horseback viewing the abandoned John Freeman farm with its fences broken down and stray cattle in corn.

Aerial view of Bemis Heights fortification highlighting the locations of the Neilson house and barn, General Horatio Gates' headquarters, Bemis Tavern, and the present tour path.

Aerial view of Bemis Heights fortification highlighting the locations of the Neilson house and barn, General Horatio Gates' headquarters, Bemis Tavern, and the present tour path.

Thaddeus Kosciusko, a Polish military engineer and volunteer in the American cause, on horseback speaking with his aide concerning the building of a fortification. Continental soldiers building fort in background.

Thaddeus Kosciusko, a Polish military engineer and volunteer in the American cause, on horseback speaking with his aide concerning the building of a fortification. Continental soldiers building fort in background.

Chatfield Farm site with American pickets (in foreground) firing from near side of ravine. Smoke in distance marks British counterparts. Highlighted are Barber Wheatfield, Middle Ravine, and the road from Neilson Farm.

Chatfield Farm site with American pickets (in foreground) firing from near side of ravine. Smoke in distance marks British counterparts. Highlighted are Barber Wheatfield, Middle Ravine, and the road from Neilson Farm.

Retreating British soldiers crowding through opening in western face of Balcarres Redoubt.

Retreating British soldiers crowding through opening in western face of Balcarres Redoubt.

Aerial view with northern orientation of Balcarres Redoubt.

Aerial view with northern orientation of Balcarres Redoubt.

Aerial view of Balcarres Redoubt facing east highlighting the positions of the American Continental soldiers assaults, the present tour road, and the present tour path.

Aerial view of Balcarres Redoubt facing east highlighting the positions of the American Continental soldiers assaults, the present tour road, and the present tour path.

American Continental soldiers retreating in foreground while British soldiers are advancing on John Freeman's house, September 19, 1772.

American Continental soldiers retreating in foreground while British soldiers are advancing on John Freeman's house, September 19, 1772.

Breymann Redoubt looking west showing the positions of the American assaults, the present tour road, and present tour path.

Breymann Redoubt looking west showing the positions of the American assaults, the present tour road, and present tour path.

British encampment showing Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's headquarters, from September 19 until October 7, 1777, with tents of his staff officers and aides.

British encampment showing Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's headquarters, from September 19 until October 7, 1777, with tents of his staff officers and aides.

Portion of British encampment depicts an officer's tent setting among those of enlisted men.

Portion of British encampment depicts an officer's tent setting among those of enlisted men.

British encampment showing a marked contrast to the officers' marquees. Hundreds of enlisted men's tents housed some 4000 soldiers.

British encampment showing a marked contrast to the officers' marquees. Hundreds of enlisted men's tents housed some 4000 soldiers.

Aerial view of the Second Redoubt looking east as of October 8, 1777.

Aerial view of the Second Redoubt looking east as of October 8, 1777.

Main Crown Forces Hospital. Scene shows sick and wounded, being left by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's retreating Army, to the care of the Americans.

Main Crown Forces Hospital. Scene shows sick and wounded, being left by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's retreating Army, to the care of the Americans.

Scene after Lieutenant General John Burgoyne orders his Army of British troops into retreat (in background).

Scene after Lieutenant General John Burgoyne orders his Army of British troops into retreat (in background).

Civilian teamsters contracted by the British, many from Canada, began harnessing teams of horse and yoking pairs of oxen in Baggage Park to remove the artillery equipment left behind by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's retreat.

Civilian teamsters contracted by the British, many from Canada, began harnessing teams of horse and yoking pairs of oxen in Baggage Park to remove the artillery equipment left behind by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's retreat.

Canal boat being pulled by a two-horse team along the Champlain Canal. The canal followed the same natural north-south route chosen by British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's invading army.

Canal boat being pulled by a two-horse team along the Champlain Canal. The canal followed the same natural north-south route chosen by British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's invading army.

Barge in operation along the Champlain Canal, circa 1830's. The canal followed the same natural north-south route chosen by British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's invading army.

Barge in operation along the Champlain Canal, circa 1830's. The canal followed the same natural north-south route chosen by British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's invading army.

Revolutionary War drummer in a winterscape.

Revolutionary War drummer in a winterscape.

Feet, some shod and some bare and bloody, marching in snow.

Feet, some shod and some bare and bloody, marching in snow.

General George Washington, on horseback, leading troops through snow to Morristown, New Jersey.

General George Washington, on horseback, leading troops through snow to Morristown, New Jersey.

General George Washington, seated at table, listening to three soldiers concerning the suffering of the troops encamped at Jockey Hollow.

General George Washington, seated at table, listening to three soldiers concerning the suffering of the troops encamped at Jockey Hollow.

Soldier carrying a chicken through the snow. Typical log hut used during the winter encampment at Jockey Hollow, circa 1779-1780.

Soldier carrying a chicken through the snow. Typical log hut used during the winter encampment at Jockey Hollow, circa 1779-1780.

Colonel Jacob Ford, JR's Mansion. The Ford Mansion was shelter for Delaware troops in 1777 and occupied as General George Washington's headquarters during the terrible winter of 1779-1780.

Colonel Jacob Ford, JR's Mansion. The Ford Mansion was shelter for Delaware troops in 1777 and occupied as General George Washington's headquarters during the terrible winter of 1779-1780.

Detail of the front door of the Ford Mansion

Detail of the front door of the Ford Mansion

Interior of General George Washington's living and dining room in the Ford Mansion, showing the "secretary" desk used by him.

Interior of General George Washington's living and dining room in the Ford Mansion, showing the "secretary" desk used by him.

Portrait of a Continental soldier and Brigadier General "Mad" Anthony Wayne

Portrait of a Continental soldier and Brigadier General "Mad" Anthony Wayne

General George Washington attending a ball, provided by principal officers, following the parade drill of four battalions.

General George Washington attending a ball, provided by principal officers, following the parade drill of four battalions.

Officers dancing with ladies at the ball of April 24, 1780.

Officers dancing with ladies at the ball of April 24, 1780.

Continental soldiers huddled around a fire, bundled in blankets.

Continental soldiers huddled around a fire, bundled in blankets.

Three drummer boys leading Continental soldiers through snow.

Three drummer boys leading Continental soldiers through snow.

Soldiers, in sleighs, riding across the ice from Elizabethtown Point during the raid on Staten Island. The raid was undertaken by Major General William Alexander, January 14, 1780.

Soldiers, in sleighs, riding across the ice from Elizabethtown Point during the raid on Staten Island. The raid was undertaken by Major General William Alexander, January 14, 1780.

Continental soldiers crossing the ice at Elizabethtown Point by foot and in sleighs, January 14, 1870. A series of fires are evident in the distance.

Continental soldiers crossing the ice at Elizabethtown Point by foot and in sleighs, January 14, 1870. A series of fires are evident in the distance.

General George Washington, by fireplace, reading a letter in his living and dining room at the Ford Mansion.

General George Washington, by fireplace, reading a letter in his living and dining room at the Ford Mansion.

British soldier: member of Tarleton's Legion.

British soldier: member of Tarleton's Legion.

American soldier: member of General Daniel Morgan's Army from the 4th Battalion Lancaster County Militia. 
Circa 1777.

American soldier: member of General Daniel Morgan's Army from the 4th Battalion Lancaster County Militia. Circa 1777.

Fighting between soldiers from Tarleton's Legion (British) and Morgan's Army (American Continental).

Fighting between soldiers from Tarleton's Legion (British) and Morgan's Army (American Continental).

Maryland Continental soldiers moving in formation toward battle site.

Maryland Continental soldiers moving in formation toward battle site.

Continental soldiers carrying belongings on their backs walking toward an encampment.

Continental soldiers carrying belongings on their backs walking toward an encampment.

British 71st Highlanders marching through woods.

British 71st Highlanders marching through woods.

British 71st Highlanders taking a break in woods.

British 71st Highlanders taking a break in woods.

Tarleton's Legion cavalrymen with sabers drawn riding into battle.

Tarleton's Legion cavalrymen with sabers drawn riding into battle.

Tarleton's Legion cavalrymen being shot by American Continental soldiers.

Tarleton's Legion cavalrymen being shot by American Continental soldiers.

Scene depicts the surrender of the British Army at Yorktown under the command of Charles, Lord Cornwallis to General George Washington and the Continental Army.

Scene depicts the surrender of the British Army at Yorktown under the command of Charles, Lord Cornwallis to General George Washington and the Continental Army.