Sunday, February 27, 2005

General Horatio Gates - Famous Painting

The new Chowan River Patriot welcomes Gates County bloggers to the combined blog.

Gates County's Namesake, General Horatio Gates, is pictured here at Saratoga, accepting the surrender of the British forces under General Burgoyne. The painting is believed to be done by Turnbull. One copy is owned by the Gates County Historical Society and can be viewed at the Godwin Courtroom in the "Old Courthose" in Gatesville.

General Horatio Gates is arguably the greatest patriot from the revolutionary war from the Chowan River region.

We have selected this painting as the icon for our Chowan River Patriot blog!


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