February 2015

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While most people know Hilton Head Island for its beaches and golf courses, the Island is also home to places rich in both culture and American history.  While on the Island, make time to visit historical Mitchelville, known as the birthplace of African-American freedom, located on the north-end of the Island on Beach City Road.

As America’s first post-Civil War settlement for freed slaves, the story behind the founding Mitchelville is an important one in our country’s history.  On November 7, 1861 more than 12,000 Union soldiers landed on Hilton Head Island and the Union fleet captured both Fort Beauregard near Beaufort and Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island. The Island fell into the hands of Federal troops, forcing Island families to evacuate their

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