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Contact Lew

     The U.S.S Fort Henry is based in the Tampa Bay area (West Central Florida).  Most of our members live in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.  Other members live in adjacent counties and throughout the state of Florida.

     Several members of the U.S.S Fort Henry provide presentation on a variety of Civil War subjects.  You can choose a specific topic or multiple topics, and various display items.

      Lew is the "commanding officer" of the U.S.S. Fort Henry.  He portrays Lieutenant Commander Edward Y. McCauley, the real commander of the ship for the first two years while on duty off the west coast of Florida.  He has presented to such organizations as History Societies, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, as well as schools and various living history events.

      Lew's topics include general Civil War history, Civil War U.S. Navy, Naval Officers, Ships, Tampa Bay area Civil War history, Reenacting, and Civil War firsts.

    Lew can provide first person impression (in uniform) of McCauley. A variety of display items can be presented.  He have a display board 6-ft. wide X 4-ft. high with photos and information and can bring various nautical items, weapons (approved sites only).


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