Lecture: Fever and Sickness in the Continental Army
May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Historian Kim Burdick will visit Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, May 31 at 2 PM. She’ll present a free lecture discussing the dangers of the rampant spread of disease in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
The most dangerous place for a soldier during the war was not the battlefield. Living in close quarters with hundreds of other soldiers, the most dangerous place for a soldier was actually the encampments. In fact, fever and infections killed more soldiers than any wounds suffered in battle.
Kim Burdick is the founder and chairman of the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware; Advisor Emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation; and former chairman of the Delaware Humanities Council.
The lecture is free and will be held in the Visitor Center auditorium.
Registration is required and opens April 15, 2020. Call the park Visitor Center at 215-493-4076 to register.