Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 9: Joseph McGill and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

Beaufort County Historical Society & the SC Humanities Council present Joseph McGill at noon on Thursday, Feb 9th.

Joseph McGill, Jr. will be discussing the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in first person and in uniform. McGill, a native of Kingstree, SC, is currently a Program Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He works in the Southern Office in Charleston, SC and is responsible for the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Mr. McGill received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional English from South Carolina State University. He spent six years in the United States Air Force. He is the founder of Company "I" 54th Massachusetts Reenactment Regiment in Charleston, SC.

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the regiment portrayed in the award-winning movie Glory. As a Civil War re enactor, Mr. McGill participates in parades, living history presentations, lectures, and battle reenactments.

Mr. McGill is a member of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission and the African American Historical Alliance.

Please RSVP to Pamela Ovens 843-785-2767 by Feb. 6th at 5 pm for a $10 optional light lunch catered by Debbi Covington served at 11:30 prior to the meeting.

All meetings are held at noon at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, Meridian Rd., Beaufort, SC . The public is welcome and encouraged to attend at no charge. this event is in partnership with the SC Humanities Council.

Upcoming Events:
May 17th Annual Meeting

The Beaufort County Historical Society is the oldest association in Beaufort County dedicated to the study and preservation of history. A member based organization, the society was established in 1939.
For further information contact: Pamela Ovens-President
sail@singlestar.us or call 843-785-2767

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