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!
One of the foremost Confederate generals and nicknamed by Robert E. Lee as his “Old War Horse,” James “Pete” Longstreet, an 1842 graduate of West Point, served with distinction during the Mexican War. He proved himself to be an outstanding corps commander, providing decisive leadership during battles such as Fredericksburg and Chickamauga. Longstreet was badly wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness. He was with General Lee at Appomattox.