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Fine view of Burgoyne's encampment along the Hudson River, published shortly after the end of the American Revolution.

Burgoyne's campaign to defeat the revolutionary forces by advancing from Canada and meeting another British army from New York City was foiled at the Battle of Saratoga on October 17, 1777, when the outnumbered and unsupported British forces capitulated.

British General Simon Fraser was fatally wounded at the Battle of Saratoga on October 7, 1777, and his funeral was held the next day in accordance with Fraser's last wishes. Once the revolutionary forces understood that a funeral was being held on the redoubt, the cannonade was withheld in honor of the General.