Presentations and Demonstrations
What and how we present
is up to the organization that requests us to
appear. We provide either options or
perhaps our standard presentations.
Uniforms are replicas of what the marine and sailor
wore. This also gose for weapons and other
gear, as well as implements used in both on
board ships as well as ashore. (NOTE:
We follow safe guidelines as well as regulations
and laws concerning weapons, especially at
Different members often have different
presentations and demonstrations. For
example, sailors are often more focued on ship
based items, where marines might be more focused
on infantry, small arms weapons, etc. But,
like the original crews of these ships on
blockade, training and duties often overlapped
where the men could perform in each others
Requesting a Presentation
If you are interested
in having us provide a living history
presentation and/or demonstration, contact us.
The contact information is on the menu button at
the top of this page. We will answer your
questions so as to prepare the right
presentation for your group.
We did not mention cost as there is none. Each
member is proud to present and educate the
public so they will have a better understanding
of role of the Civil War U.S. sailor and marine.
Established in 1998, the U.S.S. Fort Henry has
participaed in many events as mentioned above.
By actually reenacting the role of the original
U.S.S. Fort Henry crew, we learned much
more than books could tell us. At events
we learnded and trained for marching as well as
small weapons handleing and firing. We
participated in both training and reenactment
involving movements of troops into battle which
was sued during that period. The smell of
gun powder, the screaming of officers trying to
get their men to hear the commands above the
sound s of hundreds of rifles and loud cannons.
That added to research and discussions plus the
visits to museums enables the members to provide
knowledgable demonstrations and presentations.
The original U.S.S. Fort
Henry was a New York City ferryboat that
was converted into a gunboat. It was
stationed off the West Coast of Florida from
about Tarpon Springs north for 75 miles to the
big bend area. The "Fort Henry"
had a crew of about 100 men, including a
contingent of marines. A number of raids
were conducted by the officers and crew of the
"Fort Henry" incolving injuries and
loss of life.
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