General John Burgoyne - London, United Kingdom
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Quick Description: This blue plaque is on the former home of General John Burgoyne british army officer, politician and dramatist who lived in London, United Kingdom.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 7:00:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMDREG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:
"General John Burgoyne (24 February 1722 – 4 August 1792) was a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, mostly notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762.

Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American War of Independence. During the Saratoga campaign he surrendered his army of 5,000 men to the American troops on October 17, 1777. Appointed to command a force designated to capture Albany and end the rebellion, Burgoyne advanced from Canada but soon found himself surrounded and outnumbered. He fought two battles at Saratoga, but was forced to open negotiations with Horatio Gates. Although he agreed to a convention, on 17 October 1777, which would allow his troops to return home, this was subsequently revoked and his men were made prisoners. Burgoyne faced criticism when he returned to Britain, and never held another active command."

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Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: General John Burgoyne

Physical Address:
15 Hertford Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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