On this day in 1863, was the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg where the lines were drawn in two sweeping parallel arcs with the Confederate and Union armies faced each other a mile apart; the 77th New York Regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Winsor B. French. It brought 424 men to the field, and had no casualties, as it was assigned as support to artillery batteries in the Union rear on Powers Hill; and in 1926, the US Army Air Corps was established.
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 for compiling information for this timetable.)