Osceola – Today In Southern History

30 January 1838 

On this date in 1838… 

Seminole Chief Osceola died in prison at Fort Moultrie, on Charleston Harbor, South Carolina from what many say was a broken heart.

Other Years:

  • 1712 – During the Tuscarora War, South Carolina settlers and Indian allies led by Colonel John Barnwell destroyed a fort built and manned by the Tuscaroroa and Coree tribes near New Bern, North Carolina.
  • 1861 – The U.S. revenue cutter Lewis Cass surrendered to Alabama state troops at Mobile.
  • 1863 – The ironclads C.S.S. Chicora and C.S.S. Palmetto State, dispersed the entire Union blockade fleet in front of Charleston harbor and raised the federal blockade for 24 hours.

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