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    Hi 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
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      Hi 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
      1812
      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
      this very
      last minute but important ceremony/event has been scheduled for this
      coming
      weekend to educate people about and bring public awareness to the
      Crown
      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
      military,
      veteran's organizations, and Native Peoples present, as well as a
      number of
      US, Canadian and British living history groups--even lapels pins and
      awards
      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
      people
      coming from as far as Indiana, and we'd rather you hear about it
      first from
      us, even at this late date.

      ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET THERE with sleeping stuff (doesn't have to
      be
      period this time!)--- everything else, from on-site housing with
      bathrooms
      and showers to powder, groceries, period taverns in town, and catered
      meals
      is provided.

      *****THE ONLY STIPULATION is that as far as our in-ranks appearance
      goes,
      this is an " 'authentics' only" event: no buckskinner/rondevous-
      types, no
      non-Natives portraying Natives, and no beards or moustaches
      whatsoever for
      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
      even
      though it's probably too late for you to come (although we hope you
      do)--we
      feel we should include you and your people as a courtesy.

      IMPORTANT: Contact Connie Barone Barone <
      Constance.Barone@...
      >, or me (781-646-1169) or Colin < USMarine1812@... > with any
      questions
      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

      PRESS RELEASE

      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.
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