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By Bruce M. Venter

British and German troops bumped into obdurate insurgent resistance at Hubbardton, Vermont, on July 7, 1777. The day may eventually flip the tide for the Patriot reason. After shooting castle Ticonderoga, the British, lower than Lieutenant common John Burgoyne, pursued a backing out Continental military less than significant normal Arthur St. Clair. within the fields and hills round Hubbardton, a tenacious American rear safeguard of approximately 1,200 derailed the British general's plan for a fast march to Albany. The British gained a tactical victory, yet they suffered invaluable losses. Patriots, below Colonel Seth Warner, Colonel Ebenezer Francis and Colonel Nathan Hale, left the British and Germans bloodied whereas additionally saving untold casualties from their very own military. Burgoyne and his weakened strength eventually surrendered at Saratoga on October 17, 1777, paving the way in which for a French alliance with the colonies and American independence.

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