Lecture at museum covers role of 30th Division in Battle of Bellicourt Tunnel
Local author Jerred Metz will talk about a pivotal part of the battle of St. Quentin Canal, fought just weeks before the Armistice ended World War I
The lecture continues the museum’s focus on the American 30th Infantry Division, which got its start in South Carolina, at Camp Sevier in Greenville. It was formed from a federalized National Guard unit that had supported the action against Pancho Villa in Texas in 1915-16. The division was made up primarily of men from South and North Carolina and Tennessee. After the lecture, visitors can view the museum’s new exhibit on the 30th, also known as the “Old Hickory” Division. There they can see uniforms, a German stick grenade and a British Lee Enfield – the rifle carried by soldiers of the 30th, who were attached to the Second Army of the British Expeditionary Force.
Date & Time
December 14, 2018
12:00PM - 1:00PM