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General Mitchel and Reconstruction

  • Heritage Library 2 Corpus Christi, Ste 100 Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 USA (map)

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.

Earlier Event: November 9
Zion Living History Tours
Later Event: November 14
Historic Bike Tour