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USS Monitor Legacy Program: Siege of Port Hudson

July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Admiral Farraguts Fleet Engaging The Rebel Batteries At Port Hudson March 14th 1863 By Currier Ives (1)

Details

Date:
July 12
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$1
Website:
https://www.marinersmuseum.org/event/siege-of-port-hudson/

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone
757-596-2222
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About the presentation: Port Hudson, Louisiana was a river port situated on high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. This strategic position enabled the Confederacy to block Union transit up and down the river. From Admiral Farragut’s effort to pass the Confederate batteries to the town’s surrender on July 9, 1863, this river bastion’s capture is an excellent example of how the North’s superior resources proved the Anaconda Plan a success. With Port Hudson’s capture, the Mississippi River, according to President Abraham Lincoln, flowed into the sea.

Attending in person?
This event is included in $1 admission, and free for Mariners’ Museum Members. Seating is limited.

Watching remotely?
This lecture is free to watch and you may register online. 

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