The Horry County Museum presents a lecture by Scott Gabrielson on his book, The Intrepid Patriot on Saturday, February 17th at 1 PM. The Intrepid Patriot features the perspective of Captain Jacob Milligan of the South Carolina Navy during the American Revolution. Milligan served alongside Francis Marion, William Moultrie, and Charles Lee in the battles of Sullivan’s Island and the capture of Charles Town in 1780. He was one of the founding officers of the South Carolina Navy, established in 1776 before the Continental Navy, to defend South Carolina’s coastal cities and trade routes. Milligan went on to become the Harbor Master of Charleston, and took the first US Census of the city in 1790. The book also explores how the philosophies of the era guided America to war and influenced men like Milligan to serve.
Scott Gabrielson entered Coastal Carolina University at the age of sixty to study early American history and earn his M.A. degree, following his passions of genealogy, family history, and American history. Gabrielson is a retired businessman, church consultant, and pastor. He is the author of Finest Man We Ever Knew and lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The lecture will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email email@example.com. For more information about programs for 2024, visit the museum website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.