On this day

On this day in 1777, British General Burgoyne sets out from St. John, Quebec and American General Washington writes General Schuyler which says in part “You may remember the conversation we had upon the expediency of removing all the Horses and Carriages from the Neighbourhood of Skeensborough, for I cannot conceive that they have enough of their own to answer their purpose, deprived of the means of transportation they will be entirely baffled in their attempt upon that quarter”; in 1864, Saratoga’s Dewitt Winney serving with the New York 25th Cavalry Regiment would received his first taste of combat when a detachment of Confederate cavalry unsuccessfully attacked the supply depot at White House Landing, Virginia and in 1954, the Philip Schuyler House was officially opened to public. 
On this day is a chronological timetable of events that occurred on this day in history around the Town of Saratoga. Discover what happened today in local history by following us on Facebook at http://ift.tt/2kLifwt 
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck and Town Supervisor Thomas Wood for compiling information for this timetable.)

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