The Mariners’ Park Café / Open to the Public
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners’ Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
April 1, 1865, at Five Forks: Union troops, commanded by Major General Philip Sheridan, were able to break through the Confederate defenses, commanded by Major General George E. Pickett. The Confederates failure to control this vital crossroads enabled the Federals to cut the Southside Railroad. This forced General Robert E. Lee to abandon Richmond and surrender his army on April 9, 1865.