Thanks to Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter for this alert.
A new computer database (constructed by a local genealogy and history group called Heritage Hunters), contains information about 16,000 of the roughly 17,000 American soldiers who fought in Saratoga County, New York in 1777.
The database is available at the Saratoga National Military Park if you visit there. An ongoing project is to add GPS coordinates to the records so you can identify approximately where on the battleground any particular soldier was located.
The database is also available on line at http://www.saratoganygenweb.com/sarapk.htm
You can read all about the project at http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S1790222.shtml?cat=300
The information provided includes place of enlistment, rank, unit, and dates of service, and sometimes other notes of interest.
Each records also contains a reference for the information posted.