Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fort Fisher Has Summer Activities for the Kids-- Part 2: Secret Codes and Blockade-Runners

JULY 22:--  COMMUNICATIONS AND SECRET CODES"  Explores how Civil War units sent messages over long distances without texting and cell phones.  Also, how to keep messages from falling into enemy hands.

Kids will learn the "Wig-Wag" flag system and encrypt your own messages using cipher discs that you can take home.

JULY 29--  "THE BLOCKADE--RUNNERS"  Join the Fort Fisher Signal Corps and learn how blockade-runners supplied with needed munitions and goods under the protection of Fort Fisher's cannons.

Be you own blockade-runner captain and see if you can safely run the blockade to and from Wilmington.

--Old B-Runner

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