Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Events Posted

Listed below are the first set of events and activities related to the Civil War Navy for 2010:

Fort Fisher Civil War Reenactment

Date: Saturday, January 16th - Sunday, January 17th
Location: Ft. Fisher
P.O. Box 169
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Institution/Affiliation: North Carolina Historic Sites, Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Point of Contact:(910) 458-5538
Description: This will be the 145th anniversary reenactment of the amphibious assault on Fort Fisher, which fell from Confederate Control on January 15, 1865. Its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.

"Always Ready: The United States Marine Corps Involvement at Harpers Ferry," Gunnery Sargeant Thomas E. Williams

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Location: Old Manassas Courthouse
9248 Lee Ave.
Manassas, VA
Institution/Affiliation: Prince William County/National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps
Point of Contact:(703) 792-4754
Description: On October 16th, 1859, raiders struck the United States weapons arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Led by abolitionist John Brown, the raiders intended to capture the weapons stored there and use the guns to incite a slave rebellion in the south. United States Marines from the Washington Barracks and nearby Naval Yard were called upon to put down this insurrection. Join us as Gunnery Sgt. Thomas E. Williams of the United States Marine Corp Historical Company takes us back to October 16, 1859 and gives an overview of the events of that day from the perspective of the Marines sent to put down Brown’s plan. Gunny Williams will also speak briefly about the coming exhibits at the National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps here in Prince William County.

River Blast

Date: Every March
Location: National Civil War Naval Museum
1002 Victory Drive
Columbus, GA 31901
Institution/Affiliation: National Civil War Naval Museum
Point of Contact: (706) 327-9798
Description: Signature Event/Reenactment for the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum. Includes demonstrations, reenactments, and ironclad battles on the river.

Thunder on the Roanoke!!!

Date: April 24th - April 25th
Location: Plymouth, NC
Institution/Affiliation: Port O' Plymouth Museum, Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Point of Contact: (252) 793-4804
Description: Confederate and Union firepower will once again explode to life as history becomes reality with period re-enactors from around the country portraying soldiers and sailors from the famous battle 142 years ago.

Defending the New Republic, 1775-1865 Exhibit

Date: Beginning June 6, 2010
Location: National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps, Triangle, VA
Institution/Affiliation: National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps
Point of Contact: (703) 784-6422
Description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps, located in Triangle, VA, near Marine Corps Base Quantico, will open three new permanent historical galleries on 6 June 2010. These immersive galleries will be added to the inaugural line-up of American history galleries included in this Museum, which opened in late 2006. "Defending the New Republic, 1775-1865" will take visitors back in time to the founding of the Corps to the closing shots of the Civil War.

Drewry's Bluff Living History Weekend

Date: October 2nd - October 3rd
Location: Richmond
Institution/Affiliation: National Park Service
Point of Contact: 804-771-2145.
Description: "Park Rangers and living history volunteers
representing Confederate sailors will present a series of talks, tours,and demonstrations depicting garrison life inside the Drewry’s Bluff fortifications."

1 comment:

  1. The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, in Columbus, GA, is hosting three events this spring. On March 12, author Charles Misulia will be at the museum to premier his new book, "Columbus, Georgia 1865, The Last True Battle of the Civil War". March 20-21 is a Cool History living history event entitled "Marines of the South" and will feature special training for several CSMC units. RiverBlast is set for April 17-18 this year and will focus on training on the great gun fired at Port Columbus, a 7-inch Brooke Rifle. For more info, see the museum's web site at