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.
- 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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