History Lecture Series: The Battle of Port Royal Sound, 1861

  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St, Beaufort, SC 29902
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Lecture 2, Season 2 of the Beaufort County Library/Beaufort History Museum local history series revisits a key Civil War event on its 156th anniversary.  

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. 

It was the "largest fleet ever assembled by the United States" up to that date. Beaufort was among the first southern towns to fall into Union hands. The Federal occupation changed the course of Beaufort District history thenceforth – and led to the most misunderstood period of American history, the Reconstruction Era.

Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center Executive Director Michael D. Coker shares his book about the pivotal turning point of the Civil War that occurred right here in our area. 

Price of Event: Free, but a donation of $5.00 to the Beaufort History Museum is requested; Ages 12 – Adults

For more information: Please contact Grace Cordial gracec@bcgov.net843-255-6468 

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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