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General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville

  • USCB Hilton Head Campus One Sand Shark Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 United States (map)

A child prodigy and one of the youngest graduates in the history of West Point, Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was an astronomer, college professor, engineer and lawyer before he re-entered military service at the beginning of the Civil War. Learn how his unique experience prepared him to envision a smoothly functioning and fully-self-governing village of former slaves in the midst of enemy territory.

Classroom 115
$15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members
Registration required