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Virtual Lecture: Fever and Sickness in the Continental Army

September 12, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


On Sunday, September 12 at 1:30 PM, prominent Delaware historian Kim Burdick will discuss her research on fever and sickness in the Continental Army.

During their December 1776 encampment in Bucks County, the beleaguered Continental Army was beset with illness and many soldiers were unfit for duty. While some used the time of the encampment to recuperate, others were not as fortunate.

How to Participate

This virtual lecture will be held on Zoom, and registration is required through DCNR.

Login information will be provided upon registration. If you do not receive an email confirmation after you register, please call (215) 493-4076 before September 10. We will have limited ability to assist on the day of the lecture.

About the Speaker

Resident Manager of the historic Hale Byrnes House, Kim Burdick is the founder of the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware. She is a frequent contributor to the Journal of the American Revolution. Her book, Revolutionary Delaware, was awarded first place in the 2016 statewide writer’s competition held annually by the Delaware Press Association. Burdick is a past Chairman of the Delaware Humanities Council and a Delaware Advisor Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She currently serves as Executive Director of People to People Delaware. She holds an MA in American Folk Culture and Museum Studies from Cooperstown and an MPA in Agency Management from the University of Delaware.


September 12, 2021
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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