On this day

On this day in 1691, Colonel Pieter Schuyler was leading his men in the Second Battle of La Prarie near Montreal in New France; in 1755, General William Johnson marched an army made up of five thousand provincials from the neighboring colonies, and that brave old Mohawk Sachem, King Hendrick and his dusky warriors marched through Saratoga on their way to Lake George; and in 1777, British surgeon Julius Wasmus describe Saratoga from the east side of the Hudson river: “…The corps had the delight of seeing the first church since Canada which lay on the opposite side of the Hudson River; near the church was a large manor with many respectable buildings, which belonged to General Schuyler…not far from this large manor were five large barracks of identical construction wherein the workmen of this general were living.” 
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.)

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