Drs. Stephen Wise and Lawrence Rowland will present the Campaign for Charleston for which Beaufort and Hilton Head Island served as the Federal Army and Navy's logistical and medical center. The summer of 1863 witnessed three massive campaigns that sharply affected the outcome of the Civil War. These campaigns were Gettysburg, Vicksburg and Charleston. The attack on Charleston, which originated form the Beaufort, Port Royal and Hilton Head Island areas, introduced a new era in the science of engineering and gunnery. It involved extensive use of ironclad vessels as a combined northern army/navy task force tried to sweet the Confederates off Morris island and capture Battery Wagner. It involved Confederate Generals P.T.G. Beauregard, Ambrosio Gonzales and Beaufort natives Stephen Elliott and Alfred Rhett. The campaign was a major testing ground for African American troops including the 54th Massachusetts. One British officer considered the Battle of Morris Island to be the war's most important campaign. Please plan to attend this special evening recalling history 150 years ago. It is Free and Open to the Public. For more information call Mary Lou Brewton, President at 912-604-3634.