On this day

On this day in 1775, Congress authorizes invasion of Canada and resolves that Major General Philip Schuyler should travel to Forts Ticonderoga and Crown Point in order to examine the troops, their supplies and their ability to navigate Lake Champlain and Lake George, as well as “obtain the best intelligence he can of the disposition of the Canadians and Indians of Canada.”; in 1776, Congress resolves to organize rifle regiments in Virginia, New York,and Maryland (some of these soldiers would serve at the Battles of Saratoga); in 1862, the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment participated Battle of Garnett’s Farm in Henrico County, Virginia; and in 1900, it was reported that the Quaker Springs shingle mill made 40 shingles a minute. 
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 subscribing to our blog at http://ift.tt/2czXtwq
 (Thank you to Deputy HistorianPatricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)

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