Engraving, 7¾ x 4¼".
American general who fought in the French and Indian War and then was, at different times, commander of both the Northern Army of the U.S. and the Southern Army of the U.S. He was the commanding officer of the American force that retreated from the recaptured Fort Ticonderoga, and he was in command at the pivotal Battle of Saratoga. This success, coupled with George Washington's recent failures, prompted a movement to replace Washington with Gates as commander-in-chief. Washington, however, stayed on. Gates retired to his farm in 1789 but was called back a year later and given the command of the Southern Army. The defeat at Camden proved disastrous, and Gates was replaced by Nathanael Greene.
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