General Mitchel and Reconstruction
Presented by Lou Benfante
History Department Chair
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
10:30am – 12:00pm
Class location: 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island
The name of General Ormsby Mitchel lives on through two island sites that were named for him: Fort Mitchel and Mitchelville, the community he founded for slaves that had not yet been emancipated. Learn about the man behind the name, his early life and military career, and how his legacy impacted the era of Reconstruction.