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Sun, 06.16.1822

Slaves revolt in South Carolina

On this date in 1822, Denmark Vesey led a slave rebellion in South Carolina that was thwarted by informants.  He and others were captured, tried and executed.  The Whipping House was to the right of the jail, separated by a high brick wall and used against unruly slaves, was where the execution took place.

It was destroyed by an 1886 earthquake and never rebuilt.

Reference:
The Encyclopedia Britannica, Twenty-fourth Edition.
Copyright 1996 Encyclopedia Britannica Inc.
ISBN 0-85229-633-0

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