1728 – Born in Maldon, Essex, England. English-born American general in the American Revolution whose victory over the British at the Battle of Saratog turned the tide of victory in behalf of the Revolutionaries.
1754-1763 – Gates first served in North America in the French and Indian War, emerged as a major, and returned to England.
– He accompanied General Braddock in his disastrous expedition against Fort Duquesne, and was severely wounded in the battle.
1772 – He immigrated to America.
1776 – He was appointed to command the troops which had lately retreated from Canada,
1777 – Was appointed to supersede General Philip Schuyler in command of the Northern Department.
1780 – He was defeated by Charles Cornwallis at battle of Camden.
1790 – He retired to his Virginian estate, whence he removed to New York.
1806 – Died on April 10th in New York, New York.