The Battle of Port Royal Sound was one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War. On November 7, 1861, a massive U. S. Naval fleet and U. S. Army expeditionary force sailed into Port Royal Sound and captured Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island, and Fort Beauregard on Bay Point/St. Helena Island, SC. Beaufort became the first southern town to fall into Union hands. Experience the drama of this event through the writings and pictures of the people who actually lived through it, including Union forces and Beaufortonians.
The lecture is open to the public and free of charge. Limited seating so registration is recommended. Register through Beaufort History Museum’s website link.