- Mar 31, 2004Hi all this is the last call for any one who wishes to partake in the
rememberace/conservation/1812 muster weekend in Sackets Harbor New
York. If you allof a sudden find that your weekend is open come on
over and pay a visit a perform a tremedous service to the men of
Below is the official press release and the description of the event
for reenactors. The latter first
Greetings distant but esteemed friends!
Colin and Connie Barone (Park Supervisor) and I have put together
last minute but important ceremony/event has been scheduled for this
weekend to educate people about and bring public awareness to the
Forces and their Native American Allies side of the Sackets Harbor
Battlefield--a relatively undeveloped area which has recently come to
attention as a possible site for commercial development. There will be
official representatives from both the US and CAN government and
veteran's organizations, and Native Peoples present, as well as a
US, Canadian and British living history groups--even lapels pins and
from the mayor!
it was supposed to be a small local ceremony/event, but it is
shaping up to be a bit bigger, and may be a lot of fun --we have
coming from as far as Indiana, and we'd rather you hear about it
us, even at this late date.
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET THERE with sleeping stuff (doesn't have to
period this time!)--- everything else, from on-site housing with
and showers to powder, groceries, period taverns in town, and catered
*****THE ONLY STIPULATION is that as far as our in-ranks appearance
this is an " 'authentics' only" event: no buckskinner/rondevous-
non-Natives portraying Natives, and no beards or moustaches
military impressions (sideburns are encouraged).*****
Again, my sincere apologies for this last minute invitation--this was
originally organized as a small event, but as interest has grown--and
though it's probably too late for you to come (although we hope you
feel we should include you and your people as a courtesy.
IMPORTANT: Contact Connie Barone Barone <
>, or me (781-646-1169) or Colin < USMarine1812@... > with anyquestions
and/or to confirm the numbers of your people attending.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO MEMBERS OF YOUR ORGANIZATION AND TO ANY
1812-1816 LIVING HISTORY GROUPS THAT YOU THINK MAY BE QUALIFIED AND
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING--CIVILIAN IMPRESSIONS TOO
War of 1812 Living History Spring Muster
The Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site is pleased to
present the USS Constitution 1812 Marine Guard: Spring Muster. This
living history weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4, 2004 is free
and open to the public. Join the excitement when the Boston-based
1812 Marine Guard and other War of 1812 living history groups set up
camp at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site. Meet with
other visiting guests, and members of the site's newly formed support
group the Battlefield Alliance.
Saturday, Apr. 3, camp opens with Reveille, and at 8am a 1812-era
flag ceremony "Morning Colors and Inspection Parade" at the site's
Navy Yard. After breakfast, at 10am the 1812 Marine Guard presents
War of 1812 military drills outdoors, or in case of inclement
weather, in the barn.
After lunch, at 1pm the USS Constitution 1812 Marine Guard and
guests, assemble at the beach opposite Horse Island for a wreath
laying commemorating the American, British, Canadian, and Native
American forces who lost their lives at the May 29, 1813 second
Battle of Sackets Harbor. Marching along the shoreline road, re-
enactors and guests assemble for additional remarks at the battle's
mid-point line. A ceremony concludes the march at the historic site's
Navy Yard, the site of Ft. Tompkins during the War of 1812.
Throughout the afternoon, living history demonstrations by the 1812
Marine Guard, will take place outdoors or in the barn.
Also on Saturday enjoy a visit to the site's 19th century
Commandant's and Lieutenant's Houses between 10am and 4pm. Stop first
at the Lieutenant's House to see the War of 1812 gallery and gift
shop. Tour the furnished Commandant's House, featuring
a "Commandant's Christmas 1860." An admission fee is charged for
tours with special discounts for seniors, student, and military.
Sunday, Apr. 4 the 1812 Marine Guard camp opens with Reveille,
followed by an 8am inspection parade and raising of the colors along
with a concluding salute at the site's Navy Yard flagpole. Don't miss
the color, music, and musketry of this "first-time-ever" Spring
Muster at Sackets Harbor.