Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cool History to feature Water Witch Capture

Cool History – The Dramatic Capture of the USS Water Witch, a living history weekend is set for the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving, Nov. 27-28. Scenes from the capture of the ship by the Confederate Navy will be reenacted onboard the rebuilt full scale model of the Civil War ship outside the museum.

A living history camp with demonstrations of period military activities from naval blacksmithing to rope making will also be in the area of the ship. Civil War era sailors and Marines will be on hand to talk to visitors on both the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving.

The photo shows a previous Cool History program where scenes from the capture were reenacted.

1 comment:

Aurora said...

My great grandfather was on the USS Waterwitch when it was captured. He was imprisoned in Andersonville. He escaped by taking the name of a dead tent mate as a rouse to return to ME.