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1 Fort Delaware By: Nick Miller

2 Fort Delaware is located on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware River.

3 Fort Delaware was used to keep Wilmington and Philadelphia safe. They were worried about take overs after the War of They were afraid of the British.

4 To get to the fort you have to take a ferry because of its location. It was used as a jail for Confederate prisoners. It would be hard for them to escape being on an island.

5 Most of the prisoners were captured from the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.

6 This is a picture inside of the fort. I went there and bought some Confederate and Union currency. Each state had their own money back then. (see visual)

7 They had canons to protect them from any attacks.

8 Here are the barracks where they lived. They lived in horrible, overcrowded conditions with no mattresses. They were in wooden bunks three levels high!

9 Many people died of starvation or diseases at Fort Delaware.

10 This is a tombstone for 2,456 Confederate prisoners that died at Fort Delaware.

11 There are many ghost tales about Ft. Delaware. This is a book about ghosts at Fort Delaware. I have an autographed copy of this book from the author. (see visual)

12 One tale is that the kitchen is haunted by a ghost. Witnesses say the women disappeared into the wall. There is a cold spot in this spot where she disappeared. There is also a picture in my book someone took a picture of the cold spot. (see visual)

13 Today you can visit Fort Delaware and see how it was to live back then. They have re-enactors there pretending it is in the 1800’s.

14 A Nick Miller Production


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