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Saratoga: Bemis Heights - October 7, 1777

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Saratoga: Bemis Heights

The Revolutionary War Trust's (formerly Campaign 1776) map of Bemis Heights at the Battle of Saratoga

Following intense fighting with the Continental Army in September, the British Army fortified themselves behind two defensive redoubts - the larger, better-defended Balcarres Redoubt and the weaker Breymann Redoubt. American forces, led by General Benedict Arnold, managed to take the Breymann Redoubt, which gave them a strong position behind the British lines. The British Army was forced to pull back to the river, from which position they would attempt to retreat north the next morning.

Learn More: The Battle of Saratoga