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U.S. Naval Landing Party Invades CHMM Waterfront Lawn!

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May 18, 2013 – May 19, 2013
U.S. Naval Landing Party Invades CHMM Waterfront Lawn!
Special Opening of our Civil War Exhibiton

Conflicting Stories

Native Vignettes of the Civil War

    
Join us for a special weekend reenactment
of Civil War Maritime Forces
FREE and open to the public!
PROUDLY SPONSORED BYNewburyport Five Cents Savings Bank 

Throughout the American Civil War, the Federal Navy routinely landed parties of Sailors and Marines ashore on raids, reconnaissance or to aid the regular land forces. These were ad hoc groups comprised of men from the ships of the local squadron.

Members of the USNLP aboard the replica USS MonitorMembers of the USNLP aboard the replica USS Monitor, Newport News, Virginia, March 2007

Our visiting U.S. Naval Landing Party represents a group such as might have been landed from a flotilla of gunboats supporting the Army along one of the many rivers that laced the Confederacy. Shore parties varied in size from a single lieutenant who might offer his services as staff officer for the day to an Army general or up to several thousand men -- as were landed to attack Fort Fisher at Wilmington, North Carolina.

The U.S. Naval Landing Party was formed in the Fall of 1997 by Union Naval reenactors in the New England area and has since spread to include members across the country. They portray the activities of a landing party of Union sailors and Marines during the Civil War -- a little known role for the Navy in the 1861-65 conflict.

They are a member unit of the Navy & Marine Living History Association (NMLHA) and offer enlistment to people of all ages, gender, and races (yes, the U.S. Navy was integrated during and before the Civil War). Reenactors include Sailors, Marines and Civilians who enjoy talking with the public and sharing their unique perspective on history.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Come share in this historical experience!

 

Saturday and Sunday

May 18 and 19, 2013

PROUDLY SPONSORED BYNewburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

Naval Landing Party Charge

 
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