Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

"Beat the Heat" Lecture at Fort Fisher July 14: Yellow Fever


JULY 14

"AT THE MERCY OF THE ANGEL OF DEATH: THE 1862 WILMINGTON YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC"

During the Civil War, the mosquito carried a dark and deadly secret.  Learn how this little bug and its pathological comrades waged their own biological warfare upon unsuspecting soldiers and citizens.

Shannon Walker, interpreter at Brunswick Town Fort Anderson State Historic Site will discuss this insect and the deadly Civil War medical issues it brought.

Not to mention the blockade runners carrying the disease into Wilmington.

--Old B-Runner

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