Have you ever wondered how Civil War soldiers communicated without such modern marvels as cell phones, satellite phones, and sophisticated wireless networks? Come find out on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents ‘Information Technology: Communications in the Civil War.’


Have you ever wondered how Civil War soldiers communicated without such modern marvels as cell phones, satellite phones, and sophisticated wireless networks? Come find out on Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Fort Fisher State Historic Site presents ‘Information Technology: Communications in the Civil War.’



Explore the use of signal flags, cipher disks and other 19th century code systems. At 11 a.m., Joy W. Sparrow will discuss editing the book Sparrow’s Nest of Letters, a collection of letters and diary entries highlighting the lives of a Civil War family with ties to North Carolina. Noted historian and author Richard Triebe will be on hand to sign and sell copies of his books. The program will also feature walking tours, kid’s activities, and firings of the site’s massive 32-pounder cannon. Admission is free.



Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. in Kure Beach. For more information, call 910-458-5538 or visit nchistoricsites.org/fisher/.