Civil War Symposium, Sept. 18th & 19th

 The 12th Annual South Carolina Civil War Symposium will be held at the SCDAH on September 18th and 19th. Key note speaker is Bob Krick, military historian and raconteur, author of dozens of books, articles, and essays most often about Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the United States Marine Corps. Of local note - because the unit was based in Beaufort for a time: Joe McGill's talk about the the 54th Massachusetts, USCT. McGill is a Civil War re-enactor attached to the 54th Massachusetts group. 

For more information: Patrick McCawley, 803-896-6203 or


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.