12 December 2015

Stand Watie

12 December 1806 


On this date in 1806...

Standhope Uwatie, better known as Cherokee Confederate General and principal Chief Stand Watie was born in Oothcaloga, Cherokee Nation. (now Calhoun, Georgia)

Other Years:

  • 1729 - The Yazoo Indians, having joined the Natchez in their war on the French, attacked Fort St. Pierre in southern Louisiana. They kill all 17  soldiers at the fort and give the women and children to the Chickasaw as slaves.
  • 1830 - Confederate General Joseph Orville Shelby was born in Lexington, Kentucky.

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