Thursday, April 8, 2010

Burgoyne Plaque

Plaque at SUNY Plaza on Broadway at the foot of State Street noting the route traveled by the British officer following his loss at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga. His objective had been to capture Albany, not come here in defeat. However, because of his standing as an officer, "Gentleman Johnny" was a guest at the Schuyler Mansion during his stay here as a prisoner.

For further reading, John Burgoyne at Wikipedia