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Lecture - Fever and Sickness in the Continental Army

1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

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In partnership with the Friends of Washington Crossing Park THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, NOT IN-PERSON.  Log-in information will be forwarded upon registration.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, please contact the park at 215-493-4076. 


During the December, 1776 Bucks County encampment the beleaguered Continental Army was beset with illness and many soldiers were unfit for duty.   While some used the time of the encampment to recuperate, others were not as fortunate.

Prominent Delaware historian, Kim Burdick will discuss her research on fever and sickness in the Continental Army. 

Resident Manager of the historic Hale Byrnes House, Kim Burdick is the founder of the American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware. She is a frequent contributor to Journal of the American Revolution. Her book, "Revolutionary Delaware" was awarded 1st place in the 2016 statewide writer's competition held annually by the Delaware Press Association. Kim is a Past Chairman of the Delaware Humanities Council and a Delaware Advisor Emerita of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She currently serves as Executive Director of People to People Delaware. She holds an MA in American Folk Culture and Museum Studies from Cooperstown and an MPA in Agency Management from the University of Delaware.





Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:30pm