On this day – September 12

On this day in 1777, American General Gates’ army begins fortifying Bemis Heights to block the advance of British Burgoyne’s army; in 1814, during the War of 1812, British Sir George Prevost’s expedition of 11,000, supplied to winter at Plattsburg, marches back to Canada; in 1814, British fleet under Sir Alexander Cochrane starts bombarding Fort McHenry, the last American defense before Baltimore; in 1846, a building lot for the Episcopal church in Schuylerville was gratuitously offered by the Victory Manufacturing Company was duly and gratefully accepted; but the society did not build at that time, and services were not maintained regularly for some years after 1850; in 1863, John H. Forester of the 77th Regiment, New York Infantry, Co. K; transferred to Invalid Corps; in 1893, the 52nd annual Fair was held at the Ballston Fair Grounds; in 1918, the American Expeditionary Forces under commander in chief General John J. Pershing launched its first major offensive in Europe as an independent army; and in 1998, David Nevins Fire Co celebrated their 50th anniversary.
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 subscribing to our blog at https://ift.tt/2czXtwq
September 12

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