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The American Independence was largerly owed to the Sniper. The first event that was wrote in the history books, was on the 19th of September on 1777, at the Battle of Saratoga.
The British were forced to retreat to a small farm town called "Saratoga", and the battle got its name. Fortunatly for the Patriots, they had set up a defensive position at Saratoga, and the British were surrounded by the Americans, and were forced to surrender. Before the retreat, the main army of the battle ran because all of their officers were picked off by snipers, and were met with friendly fire from their own troops, which helped destroy moral.
The first idea of sniping to the patriots when they noticed that killing the British officers, would destroy moral, and leave the men clueless of what to do next. So, the answer, get the "best tools in the shed" into trees, and so they can shoot over the british rifleman, and into the back where the officers lay. It worked very well, and helped drive the british out of the 13 colonies.
The British were hoping to capture New York, and then take the Hudson River, surrounding New England, the heated area of the American rebellion.
The first Snipers at the battle of Saratoga.
Matthew Battistel Encore 1, class period 5 Marlin
Link to more about the Battle of Saratoga
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