WINNABOW, NC Feb. 12, 2013 — 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. Brunswick Town/Fort 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 Winnabow.
The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.