Burgoyne John 1723-1792 Born In England Educated At Westminster
and entered the army in 1740. In 1775 served in New England; second in
command, 1776, and lieutenant-general, 1777. In the latter year
succeeded General Carleton as commander-in-chief of the forces in
Canada. After several successful engagements with the Americans,
defeated at Saratoga in October, 1777. In 1782 commander-in-chief in
Ireland. =Index=: (Lord Dorchester era) Arrives with reinforcements, 144; marches up
Richelieu, 146; returns to England, 163; returns to Canada, haying been
promoted over head of Carleton, 171; his personal charm, 174; his
previous career, 175, 176; occupies Ticonderoga, 178; injudicious speech
of, 178; his surrender at Saratoga, 180; his defence of himself, 182.
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) A court favourite, supersedes Carleton, 112; his disastrous
campaign, 113, 126; Hamilton's expedition compared to his, 168. =Bib.=:
Dict. Nat. Biog.