General Horatio Gates: A Biography

General Horatio Gates: A

The career of Horatio Gates presents a paradox in American history. Although he led the patriot army that forced the surrender of British troops under General John Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777, Gates has been remembered primarily as a schemer against George Washington and a man of little military talent. Gates's frequent clashes with his colleagues-especially Washington-and his intense personal ambition are the reasons most often given for this negative assessment of his career. But, says historian Paul David Nelson, there is little evidence that Gates was involved in an attempt to supplant Washington, and much evidence to suggest that he deserves a better place in American history. Gates was, says the author, a competent and trustworthy military commander but showed greater talent as an organizer and administrator. In the first two years of American strife with England, he helped create one patriot army and almost single-handedly reorganized two others. Although his success in compelling the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga catapulted him to fame, his decline was just as precipitous after his defeat by Cornwallis in the battle at Camden, South Carolina. As Allan Nevins has pointed out, Gates became the "whipping boy for the generals and statesmen of the Revolution, his triumphs...

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General Horatio Gates horseback 1862 fine antique engraved historical portrait

General Horatio Gates horseback 1862 fine antique engraved

HORATIO GATES Issued New York: 1862; by Johnson, Fry & Co. From the original picture by Chappel, in the possession of the Publishers. Fine and uncommon original antique mid-19th century engraved American Revolutionary War portrait. With a signature facsimile printed below the image. Printed on quality period heavy paper which shows light signs of age, but still retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness. This particular type of engraved printing process was very laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained hand artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking of plates, sheets of paper individually hung to dry, and other endless tasks and labor. Because of these and various other factors, this printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from an era long past. CONDITION: In Good to Good+ condition, remaining mostly clean, with light to moderate dampstaining in blank margins which does not detract visually from the image. A slight waviness to sheet, lightly age-toned and surface dustiness as typical, but a nice rich impression and rather well-preserved given the age. Still pleasant to hold and inspect this sheet in person. Could readily be displayed or collected without issue or apology. Please inspect photos closely, any small or m...

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The Hessians Are Coming

The Hessians Are

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2004 Upper Deck, History of USA, TR12 General Horatio Gates' Saratoga

2004 Upper Deck, History of USA, TR12 General

2004 Upper Deck, History of USA, # TR12 General Horatio Gates' Saratoga

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United States - America's First Medals General Horatio Gates #2

United States - America's First Medals General Horatio

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The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates

The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio

This lively and colorful work offers a fresh account of the Saratoga campaign of 1777 through the lives of its opposing generals--John Burgoyne, the British commander, and Horatio Gates, the American (but British-born) commander. The book vividly portrays the two men and the events that developed around them. It is the fullest discussion ever written about both the American and British dimensions of this campaign, the only engagement in the Revolutionary War in which an all-American army captured a major British force. Max M. Mintz has combed the letters and diaries of survivors to craft on-the-scene descriptions of the British taking of Ticonderoga, the slaughter at Hubbardton, the victory of American militia at Bennington, the two hard-fought battles of Saratoga, and the surrender of Burgoyne. Throughout the book new insights are revealed: Burgoyne's difficulties with his superiors, the deep roots of Gates's quarrels with George Washington and Benedict Arnold, the factors that caused Burgoyne to choose the land rather than the water route from Lake Champlain to the Hudson River, and the broken promise that misled Burgoyne into believing that Sir Henry Clinton would come to save him.

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Surrender at Saratoga ~ Painting by John Trumbell ~ General Horatio Gates ~ General John Burgoyne ~ Revolutionary War #1728 Block of 10 US Postage Stamps

Surrender at Saratoga ~ Painting by John Trumbell

This is a block of 10 stamps as pictured.

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General Horatio Gates 1862 fine antique engraved historical portrait

General Horatio Gates 1862 fine antique engraved historical

HORATIO GATES Issued New York: 1862; by Johnson & Fry. From the original picture by Chappel... Fine and uncommon original antique mid-19th century engraved portrait. With a signature facsimile printed below the image. Printed on quality period heavy paper which shows light signs of age, but still retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness. This particular type of engraved printing process was very laborious, involving long-apprenticed highly trained hand artisans. It also involved challenging hand-operated machinery, inking of plates, sheets of paper individually hung to dry, and other endless tasks and labor. Because of these and various other factors, this printed leaf is an interesting original artifact from an era long past. CONDITION: In near VG or better condition, remaining mostly clean, sheet lightly age-toned as typical, may exhibit trivial minor scattered foxing / age spotting, but a nice rich impression and rather well-preserved given the age. Still pleasant to hold and inspect this sheet in person. Could readily be displayed or collected without issue or apology. Please inspect photos closely, any small or minor age flaws to the printed surface area should be visible within picture provided. [note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclos...

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The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio Gate

The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio

This work offers an account of the Saratoga campaign of 1777 through the lives of its opposing generals - John Burgoyne, the British commander, and Horatio Gates, the American (but British born) commander. The book portrays the two men and the events that developed around them. It covers both the American and British dimensions of the campaign, the only engagement in the Revolutionary War in which an all-American army captured a major British force. The author has combed the letters and diaries of survivors to craft on-the-scene descriptions of the British taking of Ticonderoga, the slaughter at Hubardton, the victory of American militia at Bennington, the two hard-fought battles of Saratoga, and the surrender of Burgoyne. Throughout the book new insights are revealed: Burgoyne's difficulties with his superiors; the deep roots of Gates's quarrels with George Washington and Benedict Arnold; the factors that caused Burgoyne to choose the land rather than the water route from Lake Champlain to the Hudson River and the broken promise that misled Burgoyne into believing that Sir Henry Clinton would come to save him.

  • ASIN: 0300047789

#horatio - 12oz Hashtag Stainless Steel Camping Mug, Black

#horatio - 12oz Hashtag Stainless Steel Camping Mug,

Need a gift for your boss, spouse, friend, neighbor, mailman, or anyone else in your life? This 12oz stainless steel camping mug makes a great choice for a gift!

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