Fort Warren :: The Civil War Years

Fort Warren :: The Civil War Years

Sunday June 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Georges Island

Learn about the role Fort Warren played in the Civil War. Jack Zeletsky's talk will go beyond facts and figures examining the human element of Fort Warren as a prison camp with a revealing look at the fort's atypical relationship between Confederate prisoners and their Union captors.

Drawing on primary sources from prisoners and guards, including personal diaries, correspondence, autobiographies and material from the National Guard Archives, Jack Zeletsky will reveal the human element of Fort Warren during the Civil War. Come learn about the unlikely displays of humanity between prisoners and captors that set Fort Warren apart from other Civil War prisons, both North and South, during the Civil War.

Following his presentation, Jack Zeletsky has generously offered to give an informal guided tour of Fort Warren for those interested.

Take the park ferry to this program. During the summer season, park ferries depart frequently from Long Wharf, Boston; Fore River Shipyard in Quincy; Hingham Shipyard; and Pemberton Point, Hull. We suggest arriving at the dock at least 30 minutes prior to departure to allow time for ticketing and boarding.

Learn more about this event here.