Lou Benfante, president of the Heritage Library Foundation, dressed as Ormsby M. Mitchel, left, for whom Fort Mitchel was named, leads a tour group March 26, 2016, at the fort along with other re-enactors.
The Heritage Library will host a dinner and Civil War talk on Port Royal and Hilton Head Island at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 29 and Sept. 5 and 26. After the talk, a re-enactor portraying Gen. Ormsby Mitchel will lead a walking tour of Fort Mitchel.
The three-course dinner will be served at Old Fort Pub in Hilton Head Plantation.
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