History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal

  • Monday, November 07, 2016
  • 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Beaufort Branch Library (311 Scott Street) in the Meeting Room
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  • There is no cost, but we can only accommodate 70 people so pre-registration is required!

Registration is closed

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 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.

Beverly Eggert is a retired Beaufort County English teacher, who now focuses on her four passions: reading, writing, researching, and teaching. A skilled historic storyteller, she also is the coordinator of the Lecture Series presented in partnership by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library. In addition to being a featured presenter for the Lecture Series, Beverly also has been a presenter for the Santa Elena History Center and the South Carolina Humanities Festival 2016.

Our mission is to preserve, portray, and promote the experiences of our past that influence us now and in the future.

The Beaufort History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 713 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902. Mailing Address: PO Box 172, Beaufort, SC 29901 

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