On February 13, 2021, the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage opens its expanded Battle of Honey Hill exhibition. The Battle of Honey Hill was a significant battle in the Civil War that took place near Ridgeland, SC. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant.
The Battle of Honey Hill was the third battle of Sherman’s March to the Sea, fought November 30, 1864. The battle is important historically because it was the first large-scale combat engagement by a majority African-American force against Confederate forces.
With the existing diorama as the centerpiece, the Morris Center’s new expanded exhibit about the battle now includes elements that detail how the events of the fight unfolded and the lasting impact of the battle. The “Voices of Honey Hill” section will include first-person accounts from some of the soldiers involved. Visitors will see newly unearthed artifacts from the site including tools and ammunition and learn about the four courageous Medal of Honor Recipients. This exhibition promises a vivid and personal understanding of this Civil War battle.
The Morris Center is open to the public Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It is closed on Sundays and Mondays. More information about the Morris Center is available on the website: https://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/.
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