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Allow Gen. Ormsby Mitchel to wine, dine and teach you about local Civil War history

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.
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. Theophil Syslo

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.

Tickets are $40. Reservations required.

Details: 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org

 

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