"The Battle of Port Royal" -- Mike Coker

Our 2010 Beaufort District Collection program schedule relating to the history, culture, and environment of Beaufort District continues on Monday, February 22nd.

Michael D. Coker, author of The Battle of Port Royal, will talk about his research into the “pivotal turning point” of the Civil War that occurred in our area. The naval engagement involved two forts in Beaufort District (Fort Beauregard on Bay Point and Fort Walker on Hilton Head) and the “largest fleet ever assembled by the United States” up to 1861.

We are hosting two sessions: 1) one at the Hilton Head Branch Library: Monday, February 22, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, and 2) in the Paul Siegmund Room, 311 Scott Street, Monday, February 22nd, 5:30 – 6:30pm.

The program is free and open for anyone aged 12 years and over interested in the history, culture, or environment of our community.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.