Arago: Burgoyne Campaign Issue

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Burgoyne Campaign Issue

The Burgoyne Campaign stamp, a single red 2-cent stamp issued on August 3, 1927, commemorated the joint efforts of the New York and Vermont militias to halt the advances of British General John Burgoyne's forces. The stamp marked the 150th anniversary of the battles of Bennington, Oriskany, Fort Stanwix, and Saratoga, all named around the stamp's frame. The stamp's central design shows the surrender of General Burgoyne to General Horatio Gates (1726-1806), which effectively terminated the British presence in northern New York and Vermont. The design is taken from John Trumbull's painting 'The Surrender of Burgoyne', which hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.

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