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General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 • 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location: Hilton Head

Address: 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Phone: (843) 415-5978

General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

Classroom 115, USCB Hilton Head Campus

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.