Author Eric Schnitzer talks about his book Campaign to Saratoga-1777: The Turning Point of the Revolutionary War in Paintings, Artifacts, and Historical Native as part of the Fort Ticonderoga Author Series, followed by a book signing in the Museum Store.
The Battles of Saratoga are cited as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. Beginning when the armies prepared to face off in June 1777 through the surrender of the British Army in October, the battles of the Northern Campaign were significant to the outcome of the War and the fight for independence. As a result of the Saratoga battles, the patriots gained confidence, the French entered the war, and the British plan to win the war quickly was put to an end.
Master historical painter Don Troiani and historian Eric Schnitzer combine their talents in this new book on Saratoga, the Revolutionary War campaign. This magnificently illustrated history features many new artworks, previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, photographs of important artifacts, and a solid, detailed historical narrative including background on the campaigns leading up to Saratoga.
Eric Schnitzer has been an interpreter and historian at Saratoga National Historical Park for more than 20 years. He is recognized for his writing and research on the Northern Campaign of 1777, having published countless articles, lectured, and provided historical editing for many publications on the subject. Eric earned a degree in history and fine art from SUNY Albany and is founder and commander of the re-created 62nd Regiment of Foot. He lives in White Creek, New York, with his wife Jenna.
The program starts at 2:30 pm. The book signing follows at 3:30 pm.
Included in the cost of admission. Free admission is offered to Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders