A Commemoration of the last public execution at Fort Mifflin
On August 26, 1864, Private William H. Howe of the 116th Pennsylvania Volunteers was hanged at the Fort after being found guilty of desertion and murder. He was the only known prisoner to be executed at Fort Mifflin. During the Civil War, the Fort served as a Union Army prison. After the sun goes down, […]
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Widely regarded as one of the most haunted sites in the country, National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin invites visitors to explore the intersection of history and mystery with programs appealing to novice and experienced investigators as well as curious history lovers.