16 September 2011

Civil War Topics at BCHS Meetings

The Beaufort County Historical Society has two Civil War related programs on their Fall Speaker Series.

On Sept. 22nd re-enactor Joseph McGill will discuss the actions and people of the 54th Massachusetts, an African-American Union Troop that was stationed here in Beaufort and fought valiantly in the assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor. This program is funded in part by The Humanities Council SC, a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Six weeks later on Nov. 10th, Kristine Dunn Johnson will speak on her book No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina and the history of the Beaufort US National Cemetery.

All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Beaufort, SC. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge. For further information about the series, contact: Pamela Ovens-President sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767.

If you like to lunch and learn, contact Nancy Gilley at 843-524-7969 for an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington will be served at 11:30 for $10.


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