1780 - General Burgoyne - Antique Print

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Item number: OTH360
Genuine Antique Print


Maker: Political Magazine.

Antique black and white print of General Burgoyne, a British army officer, dramatist and politician. This portrait appeared in the November 1780 edition of The Political Magazine and Parliamentary Naval, Military, and Literary Journal. From Wikipedia "John Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion. Burgoyne advanced from Canada but his slow movement allowed the Americans to concentrate their forces. Instead of coming to his aid according to the overall plan, the British Army in New York City moved south to capture Philadelphia. Surrounded, Burgoyne fought two small battles near Saratoga to break out. Trapped by superior American forces, with no relief in sight, Burgoyne surrendered his entire army of 6,200 men on 17 October 1777. His surrender, says historian Edmund Morgan, 'was a great turning point of the war, because it won for Americans the foreign assistance which was the last element needed for victory'." Included with this print are a set of pages from the same magazine but possibly not related to the print. Good to very good condition with some minor image transfer and other slight signs of age. Page measures approx. 8.25 x 5.25 inches.

Item Number: OTH360