- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - In a story Sept. 12 about a Revolutionary War encampment at Saratoga National Historical Park, The Associated Press erroneously reported the dates for the event. The encampment was held Sept. 20-21, not Sept. 13-14.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Revolutionary War event at Saratoga Battlefield

Turning point: 2-day Revolutionary War encampment at Saratoga National Historical Park

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) - A Revolutionary War encampment was held this past weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park to mark the 237th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga.

Park officials say dozens of re-enactors portraying American and British officers, soldiers and camp followers set up camps at the battlefield Saturday and Sunday.

Living history demonstrations included a court-martial, musket drills, cannon firings and stories of the Saratoga battles, fought in September and October 1777.

On Sunday afternoon, the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution held a wreath-laying ceremony near the Neilson Farmhouse at stop two on the park’s tour road.

The British surrendered to American forces after the second Saratoga battle, considered a major turning point in the War for Independence.


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