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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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.

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The Hessians Are Coming

The Hessians Are

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1976 Bicentennial America's First Medals - General Horatio Gates

1976 Bicentennial America's First Medals - General Horatio

America's First Medals series, part of the U.S. Treasury Department's Bicentennial program, consists of 1.5" antique-finished pewter reproductions of the first medals voted by the Continental Congress to honor the heroic men and successful Revolutionary War Battles that won for a new nation its freedom and independence. General Horatio Gates is honored on this medal, first struck in gold and awarded in commemoration of the Battles of Bennington, Fort Stanwix and Saratoga in 1777, which defeated British plans to occupy the Hudson Valley and isolate New England.

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New 8x10 Photo: Revolutionary War General Horatio Gates

New 8x10 Photo: Revolutionary War General Horatio

New borderless print measures 8" x 10" (approximate). Our prints are custom made-to-order using a gloss finish on heavy-weight photographic paper. Print is also coated for water-resistance and acid free to prevent yellowing. Includes a protective sleeve to keep your photo looking beautiful for years to come. A Note on Image Quality: The quality of historic images are subject to the wearing of time, the capabilities of the original photographer, and limitations of period technology. History affords us no re-takes; we must content ourselves with what has been left to us. Please note that we do not attempt to fix, enhance or disturb the original image in any way, as we feel these eccentricities add to its historic charm. Thank you for taking this into consideration before making your purchase.

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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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1877 Burgoyne Campaign Revolutionary War Horatio Gates General Philip Schuyler

1877 Burgoyne Campaign Revolutionary War Horatio Gates General

Vintage magazine illustrations removed from Harper's Magazine. October 1877. Contains 21 pages and 15 illustrations. Page size approximately 6 inches x 9 inches.Would be great for addition to any vintage paper collection.Illustrations include:John BurgoyneMap of Burgoyne CaignMap of Burgoyne's marchFriedrich Adolph Von RiedeselA field piece that had been taken and retaken five timesJohn Dyke AcklandHoratio GatesBrunswickes' last volleyGeneral FraserBurial of General FraserBaroness RiedeselDoyogat's houseLady AcklandSurrender of BurgoyneGeneral Philip SchuylerSKU # 3137Nice article overall. Has some browning, age toning, and dinged corners, but overall very nice for a 100-year-old magazine article.Exported By ExportYourStore

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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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#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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American Hannibal

American

On January 17, 1781, a remarkable battle took place in the backwoods of South Carolina. British Lt. Colonel Banastre Tarleton, handpicked by General Charles Cornwallis for command due to his dash and record of accomplishment, was opposed by Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, a rough-and-tumble son of the American frontier. Morgan employed a scheme so brilliantly conceived and masterfully executed that within an hour, the British found themselves overwhelmed, enveloped, and routed from the field. In response to this stunning American victory, Cornwallis embarked on a reckless, desperate trek north in pursuit of Morgan—a strategy that ultimately led to his own defeat at Yorktown. In his compelling account of the Battle of Cowpens, Jim Stempel makes the case that Morgan’s victory closely mirrors Hannibal’s extraordinary triumph at Cannae, regarded by many as one of the greatest military accomplishments of all time. With a narrative style that plunges readers into the center of the events, American Hannibal will enthrall students of American history and newcomers to the subject alike.

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Saratoga Surrender 1777 Nthe Surrender Of British General John Burgoyne (Left) To General Horatio Gates Of The Continental Army At Saratoga New York 17 October 1777 Line Engraving English 1807 By T Wa

Saratoga Surrender 1777 Nthe Surrender Of British General

Saratoga: Surrender, 1777. /Nthe Surrender Of British General John Burgoyne (Left) To General Horatio Gates Of The Continental Army, At Saratoga, New York, 17 October 1777. Line Engraving, English, 1807, By T. Wallis After William Marshall Craig. is a licensed reproduction that was printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 24.00 x 36.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.

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2008 Topps Allen and Ginter Cabinet Card #HB2 General Horatio Gates / General John Burgoyne - Boxloader Historical Battles (Baseball Cards)

2008 Topps Allen and Ginter Cabinet Card #HB2

2008 Topps Allen and Ginter Cabinet Card #HB2 General Horatio Gates / General John Burgoyne - Boxloader Historical Battles (Baseball Cards)

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Revolutionary War Painting Showing Wall Mural by Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Graphic (72 in W x 47 in H) WM189767

Revolutionary War Painting Showing Wall Mural by Wallmonkeys

Transform your room with freshly printed Wallmonkeys vinyl wall murals. We have the largest selection of wall stickers online with access to thousands of inspired prints. Find military wall decal murals in the form of creative cartoons, vector illustrations and realistic photographs. Our premium material and superior ink guarantees you the highest quality vinyl wall decals money can buy. What makes Wallmonkeys adhesive posters the best money can buy? - Every decal is custom printed, one at a time, just for your wall, in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. We use the highest quality printers, ink, and materials available. Our wall clings are simple to install, and are removable. Wallmonkeys decals will never leave a mark, or damage your walls. Wallmonkeys has the largest selection of wall decals on Amazon. Decorating your home has never been easier with hundreds of thousands of images to choose from. Search our collection to find exactly what your heart desires. Have you measured your wall? These wall decals are available in a variety of sizes and prices. Please double check the size before placing your order. Our Wall Stickers are printed on-demand. Our wall stickers print and ship within 1-2 business days. Wallmonkeys graphics are meant for indoor use. While the material is not designed ...

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merican Revolution General Horatio Gates Portrait by Gilbert Stuart Journal: Take Notes, Write Down Memories in this 150 Page Lined Journal

merican Revolution General Horatio Gates Portrait by Gilbert

Journals are great for writing down ideas, taking notes, writing about travels and adventures, describing good and bad times. Writing down your thoughts and ideas is a great way to relieve stress. Journals are good for the soul!

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Conflict in the South

Conflict in the

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Saratoga Surrender 1777 Nsurrender Of British General John Burgoyne To General Horatio Gates At Saratoga New York 17 October 1777 In The Revolutionary War Drawing German By Johann Heinrich Ramberg 178

Saratoga Surrender 1777 Nsurrender Of British General John

Saratoga: Surrender, 1777. /Nsurrender Of British General John Burgoyne To General Horatio Gates At Saratoga, New York, 17 October 1777, In The Revolutionary War. Drawing, German, By Johann Heinrich Ramberg, 1784. is a licensed reproduction that was printed on Premium Heavy Stock Paper which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original. The overall paper size is 18.00 x 24.00 inches. This print is ready for hanging or framing and would make a great addition to your home or office decor.

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Major General Horatio Gates - Receipt Signed 03/25/1793

Major General Horatio Gates - Receipt Signed

GENERAL HORATIO GATES Receipt for hay signed by General Horatio Gates in New York City in 1793. Gates was credited with winning the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War, as well as the Continental Army's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Camden, New Jersey. Receipt signed "Gates". Black ink notations on front and verso in unknown hand. 3x2½. The Bowery, New York City, March 25, 1793. A receipt for one pound, 19 shillings and nine pence worth of hay. British-born Gates (1728-1806) rose to the rank of major in the British army during the French and Indian war. He emigrated to a plantation in the Virginia colony, in a portion that now West Virginia, in 1772, and threw in his lot with the American revolution in 1775. Initially the Continental Army's adjutant General, Gates succeeded General Philip Schuyler in northern New York in 1777. His promotion to a field command was due in part to the support of several rich New England supporters in the Continental Congress and the fall of Fort Ticonderoga in New York, which was blamed partly on Schuyler. Gates was credited with the victory of General John Burgoyne at the Battles of Saratoga (Sept. 19 and Oct. 7, 1777), although they were in fact won on Schuyler's previous maneuvers and General Benedict Arnold's fighting....

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Leadership Principles: How Their Use by Lieutenant General John Burgoyne and Major General Horatio Gates Influenced the Engagement at Saratoga, 1777

Leadership Principles: How Their Use by Lieutenant General

This book attempts to evaluate the use of leadership principles by the two chief protagonists of the Battle of Saratoga in the Revolutionary War. Several ideas develop as corollaries to the chief theme: (1) Leadership principles will not of themselves insure victory. (2) Ignorance of their effect or their misapplication may contribute to the defeat of a military force. (3) Passage of time does not invalidate the principles of leadership. The criteria of leadership are those set forth in Department of the Army Field Manual 22-100. Leadership is defined in terms of the environment, the leader, and the led, and the thesis presents data on each of these three topics. The presentation illustrates that no military battle is of itself an isolated entity.

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Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution

Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign

The months-long 1777 Saratoga campaign was one of the most decisive of the entire Revolutionary War. The crushing British defeat prompted France to recognize the American colonies as an independent nation, declare war on England, and commit money, ships, arms, and men to the rebellion. John Luzader’s impressive Saratoga: A Military History of the Decisive Campaign of the American Revolution is the first all-encompassing objective account of these pivotal months in American history.British General John Burgoyne assembled his command at St. Johns in June 1777. His force consisted of numerous warships, more than 130 pieces of artillery, and 7,800 men including two large divisions of rested veteran British Regulars. Burgoyne intended to capture Albany, New York, wrest control of the vital Hudson River Valley from the colonists, and divide the Northern American colonies in half. Initial colonial opposition included widely separated fixed positions, small garrisons and commands, and feuding American commanders. Burgoyne’s primary opponent was General Horatio Gates, a haughty and divisive leader whose 8,000 men included several capable field commanders, including Benedict Arnold and Daniel Morgan. The series of battles large and small these men would engineer stunned the world and s...

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