Before the coming of modern medicine, people living near the swampy coastal areas of North Carolina were frequently plagued by diseases that left many sick and dead. One of the worst of these was yellow fever. Carried by mosquitoes, the disease was a mystery to doctors until 1898. That was 36 years too late to save the hundreds of Wilmington residents who perished in the deadly outbreak of 1862. While the Civil War raged throughout the country, and Union warships stood offshore to stop the blockade runners making for the Confederate port at Wilmington, the city was full of soldiers and speculators, sailors, slaves and citizens. Before the yellow fever epidemic ended in November, a full third of Wilmingtons population would be dead. This is the story of a baffling illness that killed more often than not, and of the people who came together to weather the storm of death it brought. This new title in The Young Readers Series of North Carolina History is a perfect way to teach youngsters about a dramatic episode in N.C. history, as well as a super way for adults to acquaint themselves with the topic!
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Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is a life-long resident of southeastern North Carolina, born and raised in Wilmington. He has been a professional writer and publisher since 1994. Jack has been a professional sports announcer and a radio announcer, and founded The Writers Roundtable writer's conference at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the author of The Coastal Chronicles Volume I, The Coastal Chronicles Volume II, and A History Lover's Guide to Wilmington & The Lower Cape Fear. In the The Young Reader s Series of North Carolina History, Jack wrote The Battles for Fort Fisher, "King George and Broadswords!" The Battle at Widow Moores Creek, Under Three Flags: The Fort Johnston Story, and Pirates of the North Carolina Coast. He co-authored The Story of Brunswick Town & Fort Anderson with Franda D. Pedlow. Jack also edited Blue Tide Rising: A Memoir of the Union Army in North Carolina by Major General Jacob D. Cox, Lossing s Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in the Carolinas & Georgia by Benson J. Lossing, and Lossing's Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution in Virginia & Maryland, A sketch of the life of Big Gen. Francis Marion by William Dobein James, and Derelicts, by James Sprunt.
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