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South Carolina Archives and History Foundation Presents Program on The Confederate Secret Service

The South Carolina Archives & History Foundation (SCAHF) will host the second installment of the 2018 Spring Speaker Series on March 20 at the Archives and History Center. The lecture, The Confederate Secret Service, will be presented by retired Air Force Colonel Harold Mills. In this presentation, Colonel Mills will discuss the organization, key officials, and functions of the Confederate Secret Service 1861-1866 to include domestic and international espionage, clandestine and covert activities. Recent scholarship provides interesting insight to the Confederate secret money trail that funded intelligence programs and to the patriotic agents who risked their lives for the cause. The presentation includes colorful stories of some of the most famous Confederate “spies” who operated under the noses of Union officials.

Colonel Mills is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a career intelligence officer with over 20 years of active service, including Vietnam. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, the Post-Graduate Intelligence Course of the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Air War College, and completed Masters Degrees from the University of Southern California and Boston University.

The lecture is free to members of the SCAHF and $10 for non-members. For the complete schedule and registration, please visit the South Carolina Archives and History Foundation website.

For questions, please contact Grace Salter at 803-896-0339 or gsalter@scdah.sc.gov.

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