Painting of  the USS Tahoma, Unadilla Class 90 day gun boat

USS Tahoma Marine Guard

Mission Statement

Article 2: Purpose of the U.S.S. Tahoma Marine Guard

 

Section 1: We are the U.S.S. Tahoma Marine Guard (TMG), an independent infantry unit, with an artillery detachment, portraying 1861-1865 U.S. Marine Corps, serving onboard the U.S.S. Tahoma during the American Civil War. In addition, the TMG consists of civilian personnel portraying, primarily, refugees protected by the U.S.S. Tahoma off the coast of Florida during the same time period. Together, we are members of a military infantry unit created under the Constitution and By-laws of the WCWA.

Section 2: Our goal is to recreate a U.S. Marine Corps landing party of the U.S.S. Tahoma, along with attached civilian personnel, operating in conjunction with military units on the field. And to educate the general public on the role played by the U.S. Marine Corps and civilian personnel during the American Civil War period. Our daily routine is designed to recreate as much as possible, life aboard ship and ashore.

Research into the period is ongoing, being tied in with other like-minded marine groups around the country with similar objectives to establish, organize, and to participate in living history encampments and reenactments of historical events which the TMG shares information.

1.      To further the publicís awareness and understanding of the U.S. Marine Corps and civilian/refugee history of the American Civil War period.

 

2.      Training programs for re-enactors portraying the America Civil War time period that will teach proper drills and safety.

 

3.      To perform and support historical research and preservation of the U.S. Marine Corps during the America Civil War time period.

4.     To share research relevant to U.S. Marine Corps history during the American Civil War time period through lectures, seminars, round-table discussions, living history encampments, and reenactments of historical events;

5.     To work with other organizations with similar objectives to establish, organize and participate in American Civil war time period living history         encampments and reenactments of historical events;

6.     To engage in other activities related to raising the publicís awareness and understanding of the American Civil War U.S. Marine Corps historical events and their related effect upon our culture.

 

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American Civil War  photograph of US Marines