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Thu, Feb 02

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Beaufort Branch Library

Battle of Port Royal Island, 1779 with Neil Baxley

Though the British Winter Campaign, 1778-1779 in the Palmetto State had mostly gone in Britain’s favor, South Carolina's first land based engagement between professional British, militia, and Continental forces resulted in a Patriot victory.

Battle of Port Royal Island, 1779 with Neil Baxley
Battle of Port Royal Island, 1779 with Neil Baxley

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St, Beaufort, SC 29902, USA

About the event

Though the British Winter Campaign, 1778-1779 in the Palmetto State had mostly gone in Britain’s favor, South Carolina's first land based engagement between professional British, militia, and Continental forces resulted in a Patriot victory. Come learn about the strategy, tactics and significance of this American Revolution battle fought near the MCAS Air Station 244 years ago.

After spending 4 years in the Marine Corps , Col. Neil Baxley joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department more than 35 years ago,  Currently in charge of Beaufort County’s Emergency Management Division, he uses his spare time to study and write about local history.

Seating is limited so reserve your seats here!

Co-sponsored with the Beaufort District Collection and the Beaufort County 250th Committee.

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