General Mitchel and the Founding of Mitchelville

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Location:  USCB Hilton Head Campus

USCB Hilton Head Campus 1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928

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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.