The Fort Delaware Society's fall general membership meeting will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Delaware City Library, 250 Fifth St., Delaware City.

The Fort Delaware Society’s fall general membership meeting will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Delaware City Library, 250 Fifth St., Delaware City.

During the meeting, a 15-minute trailer for a new documentary called “Civil War Prisons — An American Tragedy” will be screened.

The film delves into the deaths of over 56,000 abandoned prisoners who died due to exposure, starvation and neglect in the Civil War prisons in the north and the south. Joe Wilson, the writer and producer of the film, will be present to conduct a Q&A. Wilson is a retired plumber and amateur Civil War scholar from Magnolia, New Jersey.

Light refreshments will be available. To RSVP, call 834-1630 or email martha@fortdelaware.org.