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Mills1825In 1806 the remarkable Henry Shultz appeared in the United States at Augusta, GA. His aggressive and intelligent vision gained the respect and confidence of local citizens, investors, and the legislatures of Georgia and South Carolina. His genius and cantankerous independence led to fame and fortune, then bankruptcy, attempted suicide, quest for revenge, and manslaughter. He lived a long life, just long enough to see the unravelling of his Town of Hamburg, SC and failure in his spiteful commerce war with Augusta.

The only purpose of this web site is to keep the history alive! In 2003, Google could not deliver a single hit on Henry Shultz, and this little page has played a big role in turning that around.

Although there are others better qualified, I will report and comment on postwar Hamburg.

I give re-enactments to historical groups and may be contacted through the Director of the Aiken County Historical Museum.

Regards,
Peter Hughes
Augusta, Georgia

 

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