14/50.- Hilton Head Island, General Mitchell


Who’s this glum looking fellow? This is a painting of General Mitchell who was the solemn commander of the Union troops on Hilton Head Island during the Civil War in 1862. Imagine his expression if he had lost! He even got a fort named after him, and that still didn’t make him happy. I took the photo at the Hilton Head Museum which is located on the right just after you enter the island, next to the Crazy Crab restaurant. The museum is great for children too, by the way, with “hands-on” exhibits. Pick up tons of information about restaurants, accommodations, etc. Hilton Head is a planned community. For example, you’ll find Macdonald’s here, but without the yellow arches. Buildings tend to blend in very softly with the surrounding landscape. Although this may be aesthetically pleasing, it can make it difficult to find your whereabouts. There are mile markers along the main road called highway 278 which might help to locate what you’re looking for. Of course, you could just follow the Jaguars, Mercedes and BMW’s and hope you end up where you want to go.

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