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Horatio Gates

Death: Apr 10, 1806

Birthplace: Maldon

Nationality: United States

Horatio Gates

Date of Death : Apr 10, 1806
Birth Place : Maldon

Horatio Lloyd Gates was a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga — a matter of contemporary and historical controversy — and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden in 1780. Gates has been described as "one of the Revolution's most controversial military figures" because of his role in the Conway Cabal, which attempted to discredit and replace George Washington; the battle at Saratoga; and his actions during and after his defeat at Camden.

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