Civil War Ghosts at Fort Delaware

History, Mystery, Legends, and Lore

Ed Okonowicz

Located off the coast of Delaware City on Pea Patch Island lies the 160 year old Fort Delaware. The present structure was completed between 1848 and 1859 and became the largest fort of its day. Three years after its completion the fort and surrounding island were put to use as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers.
Publication date:
April 2012
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
85
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811710749

Dimensions : 210 X 140 mm
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£7.95

Overview
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• Eerie tribute to the ghosts and ghouls of American Civil War prison, Fort Delaware

Located off the coast of Delaware City on Pea Patch Island lies the 160 year old Fort Delaware. The present structure was completed between 1848 and 1859 and became the largest fort of its day. Three years after its completion the fort and surrounding island were put to use as a prison for captured Confederate soldiers. Over 33,000 prisoners were held on the island by the end of the war; 2,400 died whilst in captivity.

Ed Okonowicz presents the haunted history of Pea Patch Island in this fantastically eerie tribute to Fort Delaware. He shares the stories of those island residents who died whilst imprisoned in the fort and who never got the chance to see freedom. Over 70 photographs bring to life the haunted locations that abound on the small stretch of land in the Delaware River. Included are comments by fort staff and visitors as well as tombstone rankings of the prison's most‘active' sites.

This is a fantastic guide to the supernatural world that inhabits a small Delaware island.

About the Author
Ed Okonowicz is a freelance writer and instructor at the University of Delaware. He is the author of many books on Delmarva culture, crime, and the unexplained. He lives in Elkton, Maryland.