Thomas David Bullard 1930 - 2023
The Board of The Marshall House, Inc. expresses profound regret at the loss of David Bullard, friend and mentor. Condolences are sent to the Marshall and Bullard families.
David Bullard died February 19, 2023 at his home The Marshall House.
David's inspiration led to renewed action and remembrance of the events of America’s War of Independence. Many visitors to the house were fortunate to learn from him stories of 250 years of history.
The Marshall family and The Marshall House, Inc. will continue to tell of the important events that occurred in old Saratoga during the Revolutionary War and in the times that followed.
Visitors to this website are invited to view the video narrative about David Bullard and his house. This video was completed a short time ago.
Welcome to Revolutionary Saratoga
"We were finally obliged to take refuge in the cellar in which I laid myself down in a corner not far from the door. My children lied down on the earth with their heads upon my lap, and in this manner we passed the entire night. A horrible stench, the cries of the children, and yet more than all this, my own anguish, prevented me from closing my eyes. On the following morning the cannonade again began, but from a different side." Frederika Charlotte Riedesel, Letters and Journals relating to the War of the American Revolution, and the Capture of the German Troops at Saratoga.
Oct. 10th, 1777. A beautiful, aristocratic, 31 year old German Baroness. Her three daughters, 6, 3 and 1. On that date, the first and most catastrophic defeat of the British army, in which her husband was serving. A week besieged in a foul cellar under a fierce cannonade by the American forces. Women and children, desperate wounded soldiers. Cries, blood and human waste. No water. Nothing save despair.
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Marshall House Video Project
The Board of the historic Marshall House, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of a video project. The video features the homeowner David Bullard relating his family’s connection to the 253-year-old house and the role it played in the Siege at Saratoga during the Revolutionary War. A brief vignette show the Baroness Riedesel,... read more