Joe Long - Privateers of the South Carolina Coast

Oct 19, 2019

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street,, Conway, SC
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The Horry County Museum and the AVX Foundation present a lecture by Joe Long on Privateers of the South Carolina Coast on October 19th at 1:00 PM.
American privateering history is often associated with New England, but Charleston was an important center of privateering and had some unique aspects to its swashbuckling story. Privateering could be a profitable venture for a bold captain. It also constituted an important strategy for our young Republic. Join us as Joe Long discusses Charleston-based privateers in the American Revolution, in the War of 1812, and in-between. Long will also examine the Charleston-based privateers in their strategic context as well as relating anecdotes from their adventures and misadventures.
Joe Long is the Curator of Education for the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, where he has worked since 2002. He holds an MA in History from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia, and has been published in Civil War Historian magazine, the Journal of the South Carolina Historical Society, and elsewhere; he has also appeared on the television shows “History Detectives”, “Carolina Stories” and the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum”. Joe has written or co-written several of the Confederate Relic Room’s exhibits, including “Through Fiery Trials: Religion in Civil War South Carolina”, and “Paths of Destruction: Sherman’s Final Campaign”. He is currently working on a biography of General Maxcey Gregg. Joe lives with his wife and small horde of children in Cayce, SC; his oldest son is a rising junior at The Citadel.
The program will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email hcgmuseum@horrycounty.org. The view a full list of scheduled programs for 2017, visit the museum website at www.horrycountymuseum.org.