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148th Anniversary of the Fall of
Fort Anderson Focuses on Medical Maladies of the Civil War
February 13, 2013 - Winnabow, NC -
During the Civil War, a soldier was far more likely to
die from disease than during battle. In fact, biological
pestilence may even have altered the course of the war.
Anderson State Historic Site will share some
often overlooked yet fascinating stories behind these
hidden terrors during a living history event on Feb. 16
and 17. The program will also feature costumed
interpreters, artillery, infantry and navy
demonstrations, period sutlers with merchandise, guided
tours, and more!
Program hours are from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.
Guided tours on top of the Battery B will be held on
Saturday at 11:15a.m., and 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tickets for people ages 12 and up are available for $5
and tours are free for those under 11, though space is
limited. All proceeds from the sale of tickets go to the
site's Gun Emplacement Fund, a campaign to install a
working 32 pounder cannon in Battery B of Fort Anderson.
For more information call (910) 371-6613. The goal of
Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is to
preserve and interpret the history of Brunswick Town,
the Cape Fear region's first permanent settlement, and
Fort Anderson, the Civil War fortification built at the
site. It is located at 8884 St. Philip's Road S.E. in
The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites
of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.
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