Welcome aboard the Navy's newest ironclad monitor warship, The USS LEHIGH.


The USS MONITOR - USS LEHIGH Naval Living History Association is a Civil War Navy Re-enactment & Living History group.  
  • Our members reside in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
  • As living historians we portray officers, sailors & marines of the Civil War period, in particular the crews of USS Monitor, USS Lehigh & USS Hartford (1861-1865).
  • Our members are all interested in Civil War naval history and telling (via living history) the stories of the US Navy's ships, sailors and marines during that period as authentically as possible to local community events, schools, universities and libraries. 
  • We are a member unit of the Navy & Marine Living History Association (NMLHA) and offer enlistment to people of all ages, gender, and races.  
  • Interested parties may apply to serve as Sailors, Marines or Civilians (the sole stipulation as regards age being that children under sixteen must be accompanied in their enlistment by a responsible parent or guardian). 
  • Our members/historians share this rich history with the public, dressed as the crew of that period and portraying the famous and not so famous characters who helped to make our country's history.  
  • Our members are available to present our living history programs & display the equipment and tools that were used by the US Navy during the Civil War at Re-enactments, Living History Events, State & County Historical Society Presentations, Senior Centers, Schools & Libraries.
  • Here is a special link to Mr Henry Jacob Winser who is portrayed by one of our members.  Mr Winser was a special war correspondent assigned by the N.Y. Times to cover the actions of the US Navy's Monitor Steamers USS MONITOR, USS LEHIGH and other ironclad monitor steamers of the US Navy.  At this blogspot you will find interesting articles about our ships exploits.  http://bennettcarlton.blogspot.com.
  • If any of this sounds interesting to you and desire more information or would like to make a financial donation in any amount to support our efforts to preserve American Civil War Naval history and educate the public about the Navy's role in the Civil War, please contact me at the following e-mail address:             
          Bruce W. Tucker
          President of the USS Monitor - USS Lehigh Naval Living History Association, registered as a NJ 501c Non Profit Organization. 
           Our e-mail address is: usslehigh1863@gmail.com                                                                       
   

Rear Admiral David G Farragut  crew of USS LEHIGH at Mt Salem Church in Wilmington Delaware Memorial Day 2016

USS LEHIGH at the Red Mill in Clinton NJ April 2013
USS LEHIGH at Mystic Seaport Civil War Navy Event June 1-2 2013 with officers, sailors & marines of other member groups of the United States Navy & Marine Living History Assn.
Lt Commander Tucker, Surgeon Fischer & Seaman Purcell, Gruber & Cashin in front of a cut-away open replica of the CSS Hunley submarine that was displayed at the Mystic Seaport Civil War Navy Event June 1-2 2013

Officers of USS LEHIGH attend dedication of Admiral David G Farragut's grave at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx New York as a National Historic Site.