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December 26, 1759 Treaty made with Creek at Fort Prince George, near the Cherokee village of Keowee (present day South Carolina). Some 30 warriors are left at the fort to ensure that the Creek abide by the treaty. Smallpox breaks out, killing these Creek and fueling a war when the Creek kill the fort's commander in revenge.
  Creek Indians
December 26, 1817 John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, orders General Andrew Jackson, in command of American forces in the Southeast, to cross into Florida (then claimed by Spain) to protect Georgia settlers from the Seminole Indians.
  John C. Calhoun
December 26, 1831 The original Cherokee County created
  Lumpkin County, Georgia
  Gilmer County, Georgia
  Floyd County, Georgia
  Forsyth County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Cass County, Georgia
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Cherokee County, Georgia
  Original Cherokee County
  Forsyth County, Georgia
December 26, 1831 Sumter County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Sumter County, Georgia
December 26, 1862 William S. Rosecrans begins an advance on Murfreesboro, TN, from Nashville
  Civil War - 1862
December 26, 1862 In response to a smallpox epidemic, Atlanta City Council order construction of a smallpox hospital.
December 26, 1894 Nathan Jean Toomer born, Washington D. C.
  Jean Toomer
December 26, 1964 Georgia defeats Texas Tech 7-0 in the Sun Bowl
  Vince Dooley
  University of Georgia's post-season appearances
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