British Strategy in the Hudson River – Lake Champlain Corridor During the American Revolution
October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Sunday October 17, 2 p.m.
Members: FREE, non-members: $5
Military Historian Charles Breiner will discuss British strategy to divide New England from the rest of the colonies and thus divide and conquer by taking control of the Lake Champlain – Hudson River Corridor. After all the Iroquois knew this route as “the great warpath.” But was this doable? We will be introduced to the planners, King George III, Lord North and Lord George Germain and the men chosen to implement this strategy, Major General Guy Carlton, Governor of Quebec, General William Howe and his brother Admiral Richard Howe along with General John Burgoyne. The campaigns of 1776 and 1777 will be covered culminating with the Battle of Saratoga and General Burgoyne’s surrender on October 17, 1777. We will also discover in detail the consequences of the British defeat at Saratoga that led to the
American victory in the Revolution.