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Stephen Robert Wise

Stephen Robert Wise, museum director, curator, educator. Board directors History Beaufort Foundation, 1992-1998, South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, Charleston, 1993-1998; president Beaufort History Society, since 1998.

Background

  • Wise, Stephen Robert was born on January 30, 1952 in Toledo. Son of Glenn David and Mary Margaret (Dickey) Wise.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History, Wittenberg University, 1974. Master of Arts in History, Bowling Green State University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in History, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1983.

    Career

    • Director, curator Parris Island (South Carolina) Museum, since 1983. Adjunct professor University South Carolina, Beaufort, since 1985.

    Works

    • Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863
    • Known for sharply affecting the Civil War's outcome, the Charleston campaign of 1863 included the Battle for Battery Wagner, which featured the Union African American regiment portrayed in the film Glory as well as Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Board directors History Beaufort Foundation, 1992-1998, South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust, Charleston, 1993-1998. President Beaufort History Society, since 1998.

    Connections

    • father: Glenn David Wise
    • mother: Mary Margaret (Dickey) Wise
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    Born January 30, 1952
    (age 64)
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    • 1974
      Wittenberg University
    • 1978
      Bowling Green State University
    • 1983
      University South Carolina
    • 1983
      Director