Yellow Fever Epidemic - Wilmington 1862
Over the course of only a few months, the Yellow Fever Epidemic ravaged the town of Wilmington, leaving hundreds dead and forcing thousands of others to flee. How did this epidemic begin? How was it able to decimate North Carolina’s largest town and one of its most vital ports in just a few short months? The narratives of those who lived in and around Wilmington help to tell the story of how General Yellow Jack made its way through a once lively town and the lasting effects it had on the coastal community.