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Springfield Historical Society
Following the victory of the Continental Army against the British Forces led by General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, many believed the tide of the American Revolution was changing in the favor of the American colonists. Despite this victory, Loyalists and Native American tribes allied with the British and wreaked havoc against the residents of the New York frontier. With a limited number of troops, many of these communities were unable to defend themselves against enemy attacks. In the summer of 1778 the towns of Springfield and Andrewstown were completely laid to waste. Survivors lost their livelihoods and were left homeless. Spalsbury Farm is one such example. Established by John Spalsbury, the farm was destroyed in the summer of 1778, during the raids carried out by the Loyalists and their Native American allies.