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US Naval Civil War Reenactment

Commodore Joseph Lanman, US Navy and Ann Cornelia (Williams)

Captain Lanman and wife
Captain Joseph Lanman and Mrs. Cornelia Lanman

Let Commodore Lanman and wife Cornelia, from Norwich, CT, guide you through Norwich's maritime history. Learn how women who married sea-going men coped in a society in which the menfolk ran virtually everything. This couple will tell their story dealing with vast separation times when the Commodore deployed to South America, East Indies, Pacific Ocean, and elsewhere. He was captain of the USS Minnesota and Division Commander during the assault on Fort Fisher near the end of the Civil War. Let him relate the experience of conducting the largest amphibious assault of the war, and which was used as a model for the Normandy Invasion in World War II