Thursday, August 12, 2010

U.S.S. North Carolina.............


The hangman's a Yankee. They say he won't spring the trap on a boy who wore the blue.......

True Grit

I leave out tomorrow morning for Wilmington NC. This weekend I am joining my friends and messmates in The Carolina Living History Guild http://www.carolinalivinghistoryguild.com/ to set up a presentation at the site of the WW II battleship U.S.S. North Carolina.http://www.battleshipnc.com/page1.php We are commemorating the service of ships named North Carolina. For the very first time, I will be wearing the uniform of a Union sailor from the time period of the Civil War. I never thought that I would ever do either this time period, or wear that color of uniform but I find that times change and so have my attitudes. So I will be telling the tale of the U.S.S. North Carolina a 74 gun ship of the line that was used as a receiving ship for new navy recruits in the Civil War. I will also talk a bit about ropes and knot work and maybe demonstrate the use of my 1842 musket. It should be fun.

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