By George C. Rogers
Describes the important occasions occuring within the heritage of the Palmetto kingdom from 1497-1970.
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The soldiers returning to Charles Town from the Cherokee campaign brought back smallpox and a virulent epidemic ensued. February 1. The mother of Patrick Calhoun was one of twenty-three people slain by the Cherokee Indians near Long Canes Creek. February 16. Cherokee hostages being held at Fort Prince George were massacred by the soldiers. March 13. John Bartram, America's outstanding botanist, arrived at Charles Town to visit Dr. Alexander Garden (d. 1791) and study southern plants during his first trip to South Carolina.
Page 37 May. Governor Boone and the Royal Council granted lands to Carolinians south of the Altamaha River. August 27. The peace signed at Paris on February 10 was proclaimed in Charles Town. November 10. The Treaty of Augusta was signed by the governors of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, and by the chiefs of the Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Catawbas. John Stuart as Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southern District presided over the conference. This treaty set aside a ten-square-mile reservation for the Catawbas.
Jean Ribaut and his band of Huguenots planted a settlement, which he called Charlesfort, in the vicinity of Parris Island. He named the region Carolus in honor of Charles IX of France and gave the name Port Royal to the sound that still bears that name. June 11. Ribaut sailed home, leaving behind about thirty men who soon became desperate. Believing themselves to have been forgotten, they sailed to Europe in a makeshift vessel and were forced to turn to cannibalism when food ran out. 1564 Renó de Laudonnière and a second group of French Huguenots settled near the mouth of the St.
A South Carolina chronology, 1497-1992 by George C. Rogers
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