How the Patriots Almost Lost the Battle of Saratoga: Yankee-Yorker Jealousy in the Commissary Department
Historians refer to Saratoga as the turning point of the American War for Independence. However, the Patriots almost lost this important battle. This talk will discuss how regional jealousies between New Englanders and New Yorkers contributed to the Patriots’ loss of Canada and to their slow response to Burgoyne’s march to Albany.
[Recorded on March 8, 2014.]