Revolutionary War American 9 lb Cannon Ball Dug at Saratoga
9# American solid shot, [8.21#-3.85"], marked SARATOGA in black ink within a white rectangle, surfaces show some oxidationbut the casting seam remains evident. The Battles of Saratoga (September 19 and October 7, 1777) marked the climax of the Saratoga campaign, giving a decisive victory to the Americans over the British in the AmericanRevolutionary War. British
General John Burgoyne led a large invasion army southward from Canada in the Champlain Valley, hoping to meet a similar British force marching northward from New York City and another
British force marching eastward from Lake Ontario; the southern
and western forces never arrived and Burgoyne was surrounded by American forces in upstate
New York. He fought two small battles to break out which took place 18 days apart on the same ground, 9 miles (14 km) south of Saratoga, New York. They both failed, overall fine condition.