Fort Delaware During the Civil War

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The Milford Museum American History Series continues with a program about Fort Delaware  presented by Taylor Reynolds on Saturday, July 13, 1:00 p.m. at the Milford Public Library in Milford, Delaware. A pentagonal fortress situated on Pea Patch Island, Fort Delaware would see nearly 33,000 Confederate soldiers, political prisoners, and Union convicts incarcerated between 1861 and 1865. Constructed to defend the cities of Wilmington and Philadelphia, Fort Delaware would go on to become a notoriously miserable place among the inhabitants of the island due to living conditions and seclusion. Through first-hand accounts, this presentation will offer a glimpse into life as a prisoner of war at one of the Federal government’s most infamous forts during the Civil War.

Caption: Interior Area of Fort Delaware

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Milford Public Library, S E Front St, Milford, DE, USA

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