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    Revolutionary War Document Pertaining to the Battle of Saratoga. Half-pay statement for Lt. Aaron Kelsey, with rare physician's account by Dr. Benjamin Gale, one page, 8.25" x 13.25", Hartford, Connecticut, May 13, 1778. This handwritten State of Connecticut account refers to Lt. Aaron Kelsey's wounding at the Battle of Bemis Heights (a.k.a. Second Battle of Saratoga) on September 19, 1777, during which he took a spray of buckshot through the leg. During the battle, a turning point in the war, Kelsey served under Colonel Thaddeus Cook, whose regiment had been called up to reinforce the troops of General Horatio Gates. Considerable credit for the success of the Continental Army at Saratoga was given to General Benedict Arnold, who turned coat less than three years later. This rare document, framed to a size of 13.5" x 16", is in very good condition with folds, minor staining and some slightly rough edges. The ink has faded slightly but is still completely legible.

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