Lots in beautiful downtown Hamburg, from the 1835 plat. Mercer Street is now called Sandpit Road.
Shultz would have loved Facebook. He was huge into working the media. He showered the South Carolina legislature with memorials asking for money and privileges, and had the memorials broadcast to newspapers across both states. And he loved writing articles to newspapers which must have considered them great copy, because Shultz didn’t pay his bills. Responding to a call for claims on Shultz, A. H. Pemberton – editor of the Augusta Chronicle – presented a statement listing 33 insertions from 1825 to 1831 that had never been paid for.
‘Equity Between Men’, advertising a sale of lots throughout Hamburg, appeared in the Chronicle on March 15, 1826.
It seems that Henry Shultz is in high demand to scare the wits out of little children. I am not sure why, he just wants to have a little fun, and if he has trouble getting over a few guys that have done him a bad turn, well, that is their problem.
Anyway, Shultz makes a ghostly appearance along with four more notable or unsettled characters of local history on Friday, October 13 at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Pulses in the ether will keep him going from 7 to 9 PM. Call (803) 642-2015 for information, or jump right in and schedule a place in the seance at Eventbrite – Banksia After Dark.
According to recent news reports, this monument has come before the North Augusta City Council. The audacious sentiments carved upon it glorify the Hamburg Massacre, an ugly racial incident that paved the way for a century-long Jim Crow regime in South Carolina.
Hamburg burials came up during the recent talk in Edgefield. I think many people have heard about a Hamburg cemetery in North Augusta, somewhere behind ‘the auto glass place’. Schultz Hill Cemetery does exist, and yes it is kind of behind Sunny Solutions Window Tinting.
Sign at the end of the driveway from Carolina Springs Road, with Brad Cunningham who over many years has made something happen at the Bedford Cemetery in Augusta.
It seems that Henry Shultz will address a session of the Southern Studies Showcase at Edgefield, SC, 10:00 AM on Friday, September 15, 2017. The event is hosted by the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and the Edgefield Civic League. The event is based at the Tomkins Library on Edgefield Courthouse Square.
Lafayette’s 1824-1825 ‘Friend of the Nation’ tour of America was the most sensational event of the decade. Lafayette went out of his way to pass through almost every state of the Union, in a giant loop starting in the Northeast, through the South, to New Orleans, upriver to St. Louis, and up the Ohio back to where he started. Crowds cheered him wildly at every place along the way. Lafayette, refusing no invitation, probably shook hands into the six figures. He visited Hamburg and Augusta – unfortunately his secretary’s preserved record is skimpy. Of course most of their journals were lost months later in the Ohio River when their riverboat hit a snag and sank in the middle of the night.
Old newspapers take a lot of careful reading, which is probably not for everyone. But they are are a great – maybe even the best place to discover local history. Shultz appears regularly in both the Augusta Chronicle and the Edgefield Advertiser with Sheriff’s sales of Hamburg property, reports of Hamburg anniversary celebrations, and melancholy articles by Shultz condemning his latest injuries (or outlining a new plan to escape them).