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Burgoyne, John , 1722-1792



  • Existence: 1722 - 1792

John Burgoyne was a British army officer, dramatist and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1761 to 1792. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

J. Burgoyne letter

Mss 777570
Identifier: Mss 777570
Scope and Contents A two and half page letter from J. Burgoyne of Albany to Lord George Germaine concering his arduous task and positive orders, the term of surrender, the discipline and efficiency of the rebel troops and Major General Philips brave offer

John Burgoyne letter

Mss 778208.1
Identifier: Mss 778208.1