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.)