if you are located in Florida
and want to reenact
the role of a sailor or marine, please contact
us, There is also much information on thus
site as to uniforms and equipment, as well as
training for these roles. Select a page
under the [About]
On behalf of the members of the U.S.S. Fort Henry living history unit, welcome aboard our official website.
This web site (updated on 6/14/12) is designed to provide you with information on the unit's members, goals, and activities. You will also find various original documentation created by the members for you to learn about the role of the Union Navy during America's "War of the Rebellion" more commonly know as the "Civil War." Slide your mouse over the Menu Tabs and you will quickly see most of this site's contents in drop down menus.
Also on this site is "Gideon Welles" - Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy as portrayed by Lew.
By going to the [About] tab and selecting the [Introduction] button, you will get all of the basic information on the unit.
The members of the U.S.S. Fort Henry are
enthusiastic about the unit. As you browse this site you will
find out what we do to portray the men of the U.S. Navy and
Marine Corps during the Civil War as well as the equipment they used.
From cutlass practice to infantry battles, artillery fire to
pulling oars, beating to quarters to taps, and all in-between,
we do it all!
You will find much information about the unit as well as the
history of the original U.S.S. Fort Henry, which
patrolled the area off the Gulf Coast of Florida on this site.
We go beyond "reenacting," a term which has been
misused thanks to the Hollywood sitcom crowd. In "Living
History" we bring the 1861-65 sailors and marines to life
through first person
impressions of Civil War life in the "Union Navy."
Enjoy the site - your comments are appreciated!
Perhaps we will see you at one of our events (check the
schedule) in Florida. Again, thank you for visiting us.
U.S. Gunboat Fort Henry