Bringing history to life

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Photo by Bob Sofaly
Re-enactors from the 79th New York Highlanders occupy The Arsenal once again to demonstrate what life was like for Union soldiers occupying Beaufort during the Civil War. Saturday was the anniversary of the end of the Battle of Port Royal, which surrendered Beaufort and Hilton Head Island to Union forces in 1861.

Above: Marien and Pike Mink, left, watch as their son Colt plays during Saturday’s Union Encampment by the 79th New York Highlanders at The Arsenal. Saturday also was the anniversary of the surrender of Beaufort County to Union forces in 1861.