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USS Monitor Legacy Program: The Last Days of CSS Virginia

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Css Virginia Blowing (1)


May 10
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Mariners’ Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center, will present the multifaceted history of USS Monitor, and the program will be in person and livestream from the Explorers Theater at the Museum.

Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk. Advance registration is required whether you attend this event in person or online.

About the presentation: President Lincoln came to Fort Monroe, Virginia on May 6, 1862, to motivate Major General George B. McClellan and his Army of the Potomac forward toward Richmond. While in Hampton Roads, he organized the capture of Norfolk, Virginia. His leadership resulted in the destruction of CSS Virginia. This action opened the riverine door to Richmond, and supported McClellan’s advance against Richmond.

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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