Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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Dates:
Birth 1728-07-26
Death 1806-04-10

Biographical notes:

American revolutionary general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014

Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga he served as president of the Board of War, returning to the field in April 1778.

From the description of LS : York, Pa., to Elias Boudinot, 1778 Mar. 2. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585771

Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British Army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775. In August 1777 he was placed in supreme command of the northern division, and on October 17 received Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga, a crucial victory for the Americans.

From the description of ALS : Albany, N.Y., to George Clinton, 1777 Oct. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525029

From the description of ALS : Bemis Heights, N.Y., to George Clinton, 1777 Oct. 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122625903

Revolutionary army officer.

From the description of Papers of Horatio Gates, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069908

Army officer.

From the description of Papers of Horatio Gates, 1776-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450409

From the description of Papers of Horatio Gates, 1726-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84455569

Retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War.

From the description of Horatio Gates collection, undated. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 643360209

Horatio Gates (1728-1806) was a general in the American Revolutionary War. He commanded the American forces at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 and in 1780 was placed in chief command of the army in the South. During the French and Indian War, he served as an officer in the British army.

From the guide to the Horatio Gates papers, 1760-1804, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American general in the Revolutionary War.

From the description of Papers, 1770-1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77983229

Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates was an officer in the British army in North America from 1749 to 1762. He retired in 1765 and settled in Virginia in 1772. In 1775 he was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army, and was in command at the pivotal victory at Saratoga.

From the description of ALS, 1751 Mar. 14, Chignecto, Canada, to Thomas Hancock. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540640

Revolutionary general.

From the description of Autograph signature to order, 1778 Nov. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269593888

Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and one of his first assignments was to organize the various American units besieging British positions in Boston.

From the description of ALS, 1775 July 27, Cambridge, Mass., to Robert Morris, Philadelphia. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617006

General in command of the American forces.

From the description of Articles of convention between Lt. Gen. Burgoyne and Maj. Gen. Gates : Camp at Saratoga : manuscript, 1777 Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269561157

Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned a brigadier general in the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory at Saratoga. In 1780, after a disastrous defeat at Camden, Congress relieved him of his command and ordered an inquiry into his conduct. The army delayed the inquiry, and Gates insistently requested it. Congress finally rescinded the order on 5 August 1782, and Gates returned to the army, retiring again in 1783.

From the description of ALS, 1782 June 14, Berkeley County, Va., to Robert Morris. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524917

British colonial soldier, later American general.

From the description of Papers, 1750-1780. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58664530

American Revolutionary War general.

From the description of Pass, n.d. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785701

From the description of Horatio Gates signature and letter, undated and 1777 Nov. 15. (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 760915963

Horatio Gates (1728-1806) was a general in the American Revolutionary War.

He commanded the American forces at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777 and in 1780 was placed in chief command of the army in the South. During the French and Indian War, he served as an officer in the British army.

From the description of Horatio Gates papers, 1760-1804. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615972

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Subjects:

  • Saratoga Campaign, N.Y., 1777
  • Finance, Personal
  • Burgoyne's Invasion, 1777
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Fortification
  • Indians of North America--Government relations
  • Indians of North America--Canada--Government relations

Occupations:

  • Soldiers
  • Army officers
  • Generals--United States
  • Officers (military officers)

Places:

  • Nova Scotia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Fort Bedford (Ont.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Fort Stanwix (Rome, N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • St. John's (N.L.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Fort St. Jean (Québec) (as recorded)
  • Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Old Fort Niagara (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Pitt (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Oneida Station (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Boston (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)