Civil War Topics at BCHS Meetings

The Beaufort County Historical Societyhas two Civil War related programs on their Fall Speaker Series. 

On Sept. 22nd re-enactor Joseph McGill will discuss the actions and people of the 54th Massachusetts, an African-American Union Troop that was stationed here in Beaufort and fought valiantly in the assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor. This program is funded in part by The Humanities Council SC, a state-based program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Six weeks later on Nov. 10th, Kristine Dunn Johnson will speak on her book No Holier Spot of Ground: Confederate Monuments and Cemeteries of South Carolina and the history of the Beaufort US National Cemetery

All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Beaufort, SC. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge. For further information about the series, contact: Pamela Ovens-President sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767. 

If you like to lunch and learn, contact Nancy Gilley at 843-524-7969 for an optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington will be served at 11:30 for $10. 

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.