Beaufort History Museum to host lecture on Confederate Elliott

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Beaufort History Museum will present a lecture on Confederate General Stephen Elliott at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at the corner of North and Church Streets.

The Speaker is D. Michael Thomas, author of “Confederate General Stephen Elliott: Beaufort Legend, Charleston Hero.”

Admission to the lecture is free. A donation of $5 is suggested and reservations are required. To sign up visit the BHM website at Please print the ticket and bring to the event.

Funds collected will be used to support ongoing Museum programs and the renovation of the Exhibit Hall currently underway. Phase I of the renovation is now open and planning for Phase II is under way.

A South Carolina native, Thomas is the author of two well-regarded books. In addition to his work on Stephen Elliott he has also written “Wade Hampton’s Iron Scouts: Confederate Special Forces,” published in 2018.

Thomas graduated from The Citadel in Charleston with a B.A. in History and is a Vietnam veteran with active duty service in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972.