The Heritage Library, Hilton Head Island’s research center for historic documents, ancestry and history of Hilton Head just completed a project that took volunteers years to accomplish.
“The People on Hilton Head Island During the Civil War” is a project that encompasses years of island history, including an index of individuals who were treated at the Army Hospital on Hilton Head during the Civil War; an index of the soldiers who died on Hilton Head, were buried in the government cemetery, and later exhumed and moved to the National Cemetery in Beaufort or to their hometown; an index of U.S. Colored Troops of the 21st Regiment; and a full index of the residents of Mitchelville, a freedmen’s town on Hilton Head Island from 1862-1868.
The data will be revealed at Hilton Head Island Town Hall on October 22nd at 4pm in Town Council Chambers. It will be free to view and use for a short time, before it is archived and only available to Heritage Library members. Make plans to join us for this once in a lifetime event, as we hear from the living descendants of people located on these rolls.
The event is free to attend:
The People on Hilton Head During the Civil War
Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 – Town Hall, Council Chambers