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Thread #85237   Message #1577888
Posted By: Abby Sale
07-Oct-05 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: happy? - Oct 7 (Battle of Saratoga)
Subject: happy? - Oct 7 (Battle of Saratoga)
Burgoyne surrendered:

        The 7th of October they did capitulate,      [Historians say 10/17/1777]
        Burgoyne and his proud army we did our prisoners make.
        And vain was their endeavor our men to terrify,
        Though death was all around us, not one of us would fly.

                "Battle of Saratoga," Burl Ives, Song Book & also see "Fate of John Burgoyne"
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