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Archive: Apr 2014

The Strange, True Story of Dr. Francis Kinloch Huger and the Marquis de Lafayette

Every student of American History should know the name, Lafayette, the French nobleman, who accidentally landed at the Huger (pronounced “You-Gee”) plantation 50 miles north of Charleston. Major Benjamin Huger invited the Marquis to stay the night at his plantation (some sources say several nights). The story was passed down through generations of Hugers. From…

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April 8, 2014