Series 1: The Schuylers & The Ten Broecks
Episode 3: The Battles of Saratoga

What happened at the Battles of Saratoga would decide if the American cause would live to see another day. If the Battles of Saratoga were won by the British, they could easily advance to Albany and take the city. If Albany was lost, New York as a whole would be controlled by the British, cutting off the Northern Colonies from the Southern Colonies, and effectively ending the war with a British victory. We’ll explore these battles’ importance, Albany’s involvement, and hear from combatants on both the American and British sides, like Philip Schuyler, Abraham Ten Broeck, Horatio Gates, Benedict Arnold, John Burgoyne, Baroness Von Riedesel, and Simon Fraser.

The importance of what happened on those battlefields was not lost on any of the men involved, but, as you’ll see, that didn’t stop them from getting embroiled in petty arguments within their own forces.


“The Battles of Saratoga”

PRESENTED BY AARON HOLBRITTER AND CASEY POLOMAINE

WRITTEN BY JESSIE SERFILIPPI

CONCEIVED AND EDITED BY AARON HOLBRITTER

PRODUCED BY AARON HOLBRITTER AND CASEY POLOMAINE

RECORDED BY ISAAC NEWBERRY


Featuring

Chris Foster …… Brig. Gen. Abraham Ten broeck

Patrick White ……. Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler

Ian LaChance ……. Gen. Benedict Arnold

Kris Anderson ….… Gen. Horatio Gates

Isaac Newberry ……. Gen. John Burgoyne

Krysta Dennis ……. Catharine VanRensselaer Schuyler

Tom Templeton ……. Col. Richard Varick and Capt. John Wilkinson

Brigitta Giulianelli ……. Lydia Nielsen and Baroness Von Riedsel

Steve Maggio ……. Express Msgr., British regular #2, Henry B. Livingston, Gen Simon Fraser

Joe Plock ……. British Regular #1, Benjamin Warren

Evan Jones ……. John Nielsen, John Adams, Baron Von Reidsel, British Doctor

Matthew G. Hamm ……. Albanian

Marquis Heath ……. Prince

Nick Bosanko ……. Col. Daniel Morgan

Jeremy Ward ……. 2nd Lt. James Hadden

Christian Leahy ……. Officer Young

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Music

Theme song:

Chase, Epic Adventure

Composer: Johannes Bornloff

http://audiograb.com/T2hGvDX5Fn


Additonal Music:

Medley

Music of the Revolutionary War

Sturbridge Colonial Militia

Public Domain Mark 1.0

https://archive.org/details/MusicOfTheRevolutionaryWar

https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/


Cinematic Piano by AShamaluevMusic.

https://youtu.be/6Sq5Y2HzF1c

Earl of Dorchester March

Music of the Revolutionary War

Sturbridge Colonial Militia

Public Domain Mark 1.0

https://archive.org/details/MusicOfTheRevolutionaryWar

https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Court and Page - Silent Partner

https://youtu.be/joJ25P-4DNU


All music licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…

Resources:

Saratoga: Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War by Richard M. Ketchum

Proud Patriot: Philip Schuyler and the War of Independence, 1775-1783 by Don R. Gerlach

Founders Archive by the National Archives https://founders.archives.gov/

Philip Schuyler Papers NYPL http://archives.nypl.org/mss/2701#c1379816

Memoirs of My Own Time: Memoirs by General Wilkinson https://archive.org/stream/memoirsofmyownti01wilk#page/338

Letters and Journals Relating to the War of the American Revolution and the Capture of the German Troops at Saratoga by Mrs. General Riedesel & Translated from German by William L. Stone http://62ndregiment.org/Baroness_von_Riedesel.pdf

Hadden’s Journal and Orderly Book http://62ndregiment.org/James_Murray_Hadden.pdf

Neilson House Brochure by Saratoga National Park https://www.nps.gov/sara/planyourvisit/upload/2015_NH_brochure.pdf

Saratoga National Historical Park https://www.nps.gov/sara/index.htm

Van Schaick Mansion http://www.vanschaickmansion.org/

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/33/details.aspx

Ten Broeck Mansion http://www.tenbroeckmansion.org/

“Albany County’s Part in the Battle of Saratoga” by Borden H. Mills https://www.jstor.org/stable/42889531?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Lynn in the Revolution https://archive.org/stream/lynninrevolution00san#page/164

“American Participants in the Battles of Saratoga” http://www.saratoganygenweb.com/sarapk.htm


Two Nerdy History Girls Intrepid Women: Lady Harriet Acland” by Susan Holloway Scott http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2011/02/intrepid-women-lady-harriet-acland.html

An original, compiled and corrected account of Burgoyne's campaign, and the memorable battles of Bemis's Heights, Sept. 19, and Oct. 7, 1777, from the most authentic sources of information; including many interesting incidents connected with the same. By Charles Neilson, esq. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000315901

“An Order for the Burial of the Dead” https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/common-worship/death-and-dying/order-burial-dead
William Smith Jr. Papers NYPL http://archives.nypl.org/mss/2796#detailed