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Tue, 5 Oct 1999 00:14:00 -0400
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I called the Saratoga Battlefield about Arnold memorials.

At Schuylerville at the Saratoga Monument is an empty niche in the
memorial which is where Benedict Arnold's place should have been. There
is information about the memorial on the sign near the parking lot at
this memorial explaining it's design.

At Stop 7 on the Battlefield is a boot monument with information about

The person I spoke with at the Battlefield did not know if there was any
memorial to Arnold at West Point.

Ruth Ann Messick
Heritage Hunters of Saratoga Co., NY
Our volunteers are creating a data base for the Battlefield which will
contain all Patriots who served that can be located from documents of
their service.  They are currently reading all of the pensions of the
Rev. War and extracting all information, especially genealogical, about
the men whose records show service in Stillwater, Bemis or Saratoga at
the time of Burgoyne's encampment and surrender there. This is a works in
progress. Visit our Saratoga GenWebPage for information located to date.

I am currently on [log in to unmask] and extracting all
information about Burgoyne's troups, especially the Hessians who were
serving here at the time of the surrender; during the imprisonment of
these troups; lists of the escapees; and very interesting documented
stories about these people.  Many actually joined the other side very
early and are also in the list of Patriots.

A descendant of these troups will speak at  Saratoga Battlefield this
Friday ,08 Oct  at 7pm.  From Hanau, Dr.von Gall, a descendant of the
Colonel Wilhelm Rudolf von Gall, commander of the Hesse-Hanau Regiment
Erbprinz, who was captured together with General v.Riedesel and the
British General Burgoyne at Saratoga on 17.October 1777.  Dr.von Gall
will speak about his famous ancestor, and the correspondence Dr.v.Gall
found of that time period. This is open to the public.