Fort Fisher's 2019 Beat the Heat Summer Lecture Series

Event Description

Fort Fisher's 2019 Beat the Heat Summer Lecture Series continues with "Tending to the Soldiers: Wilmington’s Civil War Hospitals," as presented by noted historian and author Wade Sokolosky. 

During the Civil War, soldiers on garrison duty and wounded from southern battlefields arrived in Wilmington for treatment. Spread throughout the port city were numerous general military hospitals and wayside hospitals near the railroads. Mr. Wade Sokolosky, a retired career army officer, will discuss the history of the many Civil War hospitals in Wilmington. Copies of his book on the Battle of Wyse Fork will be on sale and can be signed by the author.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please call the site at 910-251-7340 to reserve a seat. The presentation will begin promptly at 2 pm in the Spencer Theater. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher and its sustaining members, along with generous support from the town of Carolina Beach and the town of Kure Beach.