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 POW Weekend at Fort Delaware to feature regional re-enactors and the role of women in the Civil War

DELAWARE CITY (July 10, 2012) – Fort Delaware hosts visiting living history groups from the region to partner with the Fort’s interpretive staff for popular POW Weekends. The next of these memorable visitor experiences is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. The weekend will feature living history re-enactors from 2nd Delaware Volunteer Infantry, 20th Maine Volunteer Regiment, 2nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment and 2nd Maryland Infantry Regiment, all dressed in period costume. Each day, visitors will learn about Fort Delaware’s role as a Civil War fortress. 

The Atlantic Women’s Aid Society will also be on hand to present the role of women in programs such as a presentation on Julia Jefferson and a rug-making demonstration. Other events include the processing of new prisoners, mail call, hospital set-up, and artillery and infantry drills.

Access to Pea Patch Island is by ferry from either Delaware City or Fort Mott, New Jersey.  Ferry tickets cost $11 for adults, $6 for children 2 through 12, and $10 for seniors and Active Duty Military (with ID). Children under 2 are admitted free of charge.

Reservations are suggested, but visitors may purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877- 987-2757 or visiting Tickets may only be reserved 24 hours in advance.

Vol. 42, No. 257

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