Free lecture at museum tells the story of the 30th Division in World War I
Jim Legg, archaeologist and historian of the 30th Division, will talk about the unit’s role on the war’s Western Front in a free lecture at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
The 30th Division, which got its start in South Carolina, got to the fight late in the First World War, but made up for lost time, becoming one of the two divisions to break the Germans’ Hindenburg Line in late September 1918.
Made up primarily of men from South and North Carolina and Tennessee, the division trained at Camp Sevier in Greenville before heading to France in late spring 1918. Major operations they participated in included Ypres-Lys and the Somme offensive. They were one of the two American divisions to break the Hindenburg Line in the Battle of St. Quentin Canal.
After hearing the lecture, visitors may also wish to view the museum’s new exhibit on the 30th Division, also known as the “Old Hickory” Division.
Date & Time
November 16, 2018
12:00PM - 1:00PM