On this day

On this day in 1777, German surgeon and diarist Julius Wasmus wrote “Even today, nothing else is learned about the dispatch of General Howe expect that the officer brought a small, hollow, silver bullet in which were messages for Lieut Gen. Burgoyne. We have learned that the enemy has abandoned Fort Miller”; in 1812, Shawnee chief Tecumseh defeats Americans at Brownstown, cutting veteran from the Battles of Saratoga General Hull’s supply line and captures dispatches from Hull showing his tenuous position at Detroit; and in 2001, the 7th annual Turning Point parade honored Ray Zerwick as grand marshal. 
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/2kLifw
t (Thank you to Deputy Historian Patricia Peck for compiling information for this timetable.)

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