Second Saturday Program: Healthcare in the Cape Fear During the Civil War
July 14, 2012
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
The Second Saturday Program at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC, features Healthcare in the Cape Fear During the Civil War. Medical topics range from the 1862 Wilmington Yellow Fever epidemic, the medical treatment for civilians and soldiers for various diseases and the effects of artillery on the troops attacking and defending Fort Fisher three years later. Noted author, historian, and re-enactor Col. Black Jack Travis will present “Major James Reilly, Fighting to Save Fort Fisher” in the site auditorium at 11am and again at 1pm. Civil War medical re-enactors will set up displays of medical instruments and talk with visitors about the medical care during the Civil War for soldiers, sailors and civilians. Firing of the sites 32-pound rifled and banded cannon will occur throughout the day. Costumed tours of the remaining earthworks are also available. HOURS: 10am to 4pm.
Phone: (910) 458-5538