WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR

The American Revolution was a conflict in which America fought to gain independence from the oppressive British monarchy. The topics covered in this section explain the history of the war and who some of the key people were.
  • Prelude to War
  • American Leaders
  • Battles & Incidents
  • British Leaders
  • Documents & Artifacts
  • Historical Landmarks
  • Organizations
  • Post-Revolutionary War

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Gates, Horatio (1728-1806), an American Revolutionary War army officer. Gates commanded the army that defeated the British under General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga in October, 1777, the turning point of the war.

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