GATES-SCHUYLER CONTROVERSY. The antipathy between New Englanders and New Yorkers—an aspect of the factionalism in revolutionary America—forced Generals Horatio Gates and Philip Schuyler into the roles of contending champions. It was not that either had any particular animosity toward the other, but the New Englanders felt their interests would be served if Gates commanded the Northern Department whereas the New Yorkers wanted Schuyler to hold this position. In March 1777 the New England faction prevailed in Congress, and Gates succeeded Schuyler. The latter managed to have himself reinstated the next month. On 4 August 1777 Congress, dissatisfied with the abandonment of Fort Ticonderoga before Burgoyne's offensive, ordered Schuyler superseded by Gates. The northern army remained split into partisans of the two generals; the Schuyler supporters could not make a hero out of their general during the Revolution, but they conducted a successful postwar campaign to make a villain out of Gates.
revised by Michael Bellesiles
"Gates-Schuyler Controversy." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. . Encyclopedia.com. (June 23, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gates-schuyler-controversy
"Gates-Schuyler Controversy." Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History. . Retrieved June 23, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/gates-schuyler-controversy
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.