General Mitchel and Reconstruction
Maps & Directions
2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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.
Presented by Lou Benfante
History Department Chair