On Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 2 to 3 pm, the NYS Military Museum at 61 Lake Ave in Saratoga Springs will host a debate on an old question: Horatio Gates or Benedict Arnold…who is the real hero of the Battles of Saratoga?
National Park Rangers Joe Craig and Eric Schnitzer will present this structured discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of American Generals Horatio Gates and Benedict Arnold and how each helped, or hindered, the American victory in the world-changing Battles of Saratoga, called the “most important battle of the last 1,000 years.”
This program is sponsored by Saratoga National Historical Park, Friends of Saratoga Battlefield and the NYS Military Museum.
For more information about this or other events call Saratoga National Historical Park’s Visitor Center at (518) 670-2985 or check their website at www.nps.gov/sara.
Illustration: Saratoga October 1777, (l to r) Sir John Burgoyne, Benedict Arnold and Horatio Gates – unknown source.