Fort Fisher Junior Reserves ‘Civil War Communications’
Fort Fisher’s 2019 Junior Reserves summer season concludes with ‘Civil War Communications,’ a kid-friendly family activity. How did Civil War units send messages over large distances without texting or cell phones? During the Civil War, both sides used the same signaling system called ‘Wig-Wag’ for its movement of a flag. Learn to send the 1860s version of text messages by flag. The program is free, but donations are welcomed. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site, the town of Kure Beach, the town of Carolina Beach, and New Hanover County. Program components are subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other factors.