In this local history program co-sponsored by the Beaufort History Museum and the Beaufort County Library, Jackson Canady will cover the history of Beaufort’s forgotten 11th South Carolina Volunteers; including the local men who served, the battles they fought, and the struggles they encountered.
Over the course of four years, the 11th South Carolina traveled over a thousand miles, from the shores and swamps of the Low Country to the Blue Ridge mountains. This lecture is intended to remind its audience that, although much about the 11th South Carolina has been lost with time, they remain a foundational part of our shared local history. Join us as we remember their sacrifices by sharing their stories.
Jackson Canaday is a resident of the city of Beaufort. He grew up in Beaufort learning about his many local Confederate ancestors, which instilled a fascination for historical research-primarily of the 11th South Carolina Volunteers. In these efforts, he has read many soldiers' personal letters and records, tracked their individual journeys throughout the war, and located and cleaned numerous final resting places of men within his ancestors' unit.
Jackson has an ardent interest in battlefield preservation and outreach programs. He also participates in living history events with the 24th South Carolina Infantry to bring education to life for diverse communities throughout the east coast.
He is working towards creating a local living history group to represent the 11th SC Volunteers and the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery. In this role, he utilizes his own research and firsthand accounts of his ancestors, and men like them, to portray the daily life of an everyday soldier-which will be the focus of this presentation.
Registration is required to attend this lecture. Space is limited and pre-registration is required and begins online September 20, 2022.
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