On this day

On this day in 1862, the 77th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment fought in the Battle of Malvern Hill, against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, this was the final battle of the Seven Days Battles near the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia and just one mile from the James River, this was a large battle with more than fifty thousand soldiers from each side took part, using more than two hundred pieces of artillery and three warships; in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began, the battle included many men from Saratoga including George Washington Elliot who was buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery; in 1922, the fifth USS Saratoga which started as a Battle Cruiser was converted and reclassified as an aircraft carrier; in 1928, the Hudson Valley Railway discontinued service to Schuylerville; and in 1946, the USS Saratoga survived the first blast, an air burst as part of Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll which was to test the effect of the atomic bomb on naval vessels. 
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 our twitter account @historysaratoga 
(Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)

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