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Civil War Ghosts at Fort Delaware: History, Mystery, Legends, and Lore

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Ghosts at the Civil War island prison at Fort Delaware State Park Spirits of captured Confederate soldiers, political prisoners, and federal convicts Comments by staff and visitors Ranking of the prison's most spirited sites Also eerie tales in nearby Delaware City and New Castle

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Overview

Ghosts at the Civil War island prison at Fort Delaware State Park Spirits of captured Confederate soldiers, political prisoners, and federal convicts Comments by staff and visitors Ranking of the prison's most spirited sites Also eerie tales in nearby Delaware City and New Castle

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811710749
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 2/13/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 373,365
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Okonowicz is a freelance writer and instructor at the University of Delaware. He is the author of many books on Delmarva culture, crime, and the unexplained. He lives in Elkton, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Let's Take a Step Back in Time

ECSPE Rates Fort Delaware's Haunts 8

Haunted Site HAUR (Horror) Ratings

True Stories

Historical Summary of the Forts on Pea Patch Island 10

Contemporary Apparition in the Heronry 16

Ghosts in the Barracks 18

Love at First Sight(ing) 22

Accidental Death of Private Stefano 26

Ghosts (or Reenactors) Above the Sally Port? 28

Mystery of the Missing Mess Hall Mantel 32

The Kitchen Ghost or Fort Delaware's 'Lady in Black' 40

Capturing the Apparition in the Kitchen 48

More Unusual Events in the Haunted Kitchen 50

Escaping from the Island 54

Finn's Point National Cemetery 60

'I Saw the Skull!' 66

'Where are the Dungeons?' 72

Headless Major and the Man in the Black Cloak 76

Door to Nowhere 82

Are There Ghosts on the Island? 87

Delaware City Stories

Clinton Street Sighting 88

Curse of Newbold's Landing 90

Sounds of Phantom Soldiers 96

Fort DuPont 98

Body in the Canal 99

Lost Graveyard Hosts Civil War Heroes 100

Rev. Dr. Handy and the 'Weeping Tombstones' 106

Olde New Castle Stories

New Castle's 'Lady Along the River' 109

Burned at the Stake in Olde New Castle 114

Legend & Lore

Tale of Tunnels and Treasure 119

Acknowledgments 147

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