On the cool afternoon of May 9th, a new historical marker sponsored by the SAR was dedicated in the
town of Ft. Ann. The marker commemorates the battle that was fought at Battle Hill less than one
mile from the marker site in July 1777.
The dedication was scheduled to coincide with SAR President General Tomme's tour "1777: The Road to Saratoga."
The tour itinerary generally followed the 1777 route of British General John Burgoyne from Québec City to his
defeat at Saratoga at the hands of Patriots under the command of General Horatio Gates. The Battle of
Fort Ann was one of the engagements that occurred prior to the Battles of Saratoga.
The event was well attended with individuals from the tour group and local SAR members and guests. Color guard and
cannon salute were provided by the 2nd Continental Artillery Regiment.
Below are some photos of the event, provided by Chapter
member and Past President, Duane Booth. Click on any picture for a larger image.
Standing L-R: National Trustee Peter Goebel, Registrar General Russell F. DeVenney,
Immediate Past State President Duane Booth, President General J. Michael Tomme,
Treasurer General Warren M. Alter, President General (2014-2015) Lindsey C. Brock,
Chaplain General Louis V. Carlson, SAR Foundation Board President Sam Powell.
Members of the 2nd Continental Artillery kneeling L-R: Michael Skelly, Mary Skelly,
Michael Companion, Douglas Gallant, Brian Companion, Bradley Allen