Hilton Head ~ General Mitchel & Reconstruction

Event Details

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.