9th U.S. Infantry, Company C
The 1999 Annual "Muster on the Maumee,"
Fort Knox, and Fort St. Clair
by Joe Johnson
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In the setting of a restored 1812 Fort Site is the annual "Muster on
the Maumee," at Ft. Meigs. Inside the walled stockade is 10 acres
of area for troops to make camp. This is augmented by 7 blockhouses,
visitors will find large earthworks separating each camp. Among the
nine Spanish American War living historians present were Randy Raper, Barry
Hamper, and myself. Here we practiced period Bayonet Drill, and practiced
the art of making "Santiago Stew." A fine time for all as we enjoyed the
company of other re-enactors who displayed a time line from 1600 to the
The Patton Museum at Fort Knox, KY is the site a great World War Two
event every year. In 1999 a time line was added honoring the American Soldier
from 1775 to 1999. The participants were asked to exhibit their clothing,
equipment, and weapons for the public. The evolution of individual weapons
was interesting to see for sure. The tour of the Patton Museum was certainly
worth the drive all in itself. You might want to mark on your calendars
for next year as this is an annual event occurs every 4th of July.
The last weekend in September each year is the event at Ft. St. Clair.
Held on the site of a 1795 era fort which is now a beautifully wooded park
setting. Here the hosts treat the Living Historians as Royalty.
All participants are given a wounderous Saturday evening meal, "invasion
money" which can be used at the numerous food vendors present and a medallion
commemorating the event. Sunday afternoon of the second day event
features a Spanish American war Battle complete with period correct breast
works, ground charges and artillery pieces on each side. A large
contingent of Spanish Troops are present to give the U.S. Forces a real
This is an excellent event for the families too. C-Company
turns out in force for this event.
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