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Civil War Discussions:
Battle of Fredericksburg

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


Lower Lobby at The Mariners’ Museum.

Presenter: John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

Visit us select Friday afternoons for a lively and informative Civil War discussion in the Lower Lobby.

Lunch, snacks and beverages will be
available for purchase at the Mariners’ Café!

Guests will be allowed to bring their food to the Lower Lobby to enjoy while attending the discussion. Click here to view the Café menu.

RSVP is required as space is very limited.
There is no charge to participate. Due to COVID protocols and out of concern for your health and safety, tables and chairs will be spaced out for social distancing.


About the presentation:
Nearly 200,000 soldiers engaged in the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, one of the largest and deadliest engagements of the Civil War. Major General Ambrose Burnside attempted to strike against Richmond by way of Fredericksburg, near the falls of the Rappahannock River. General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia controlled the hills outside the town and repulsed several bloody Union assaults. Once again, the Army of the Potomac retreated as Lincoln began another search for the right general to command this army.

Civil War Discussions:
Battle of Fredericksburg
Friday, December 3, 2021 • 12 p.m. (ET)

If we reach capacity, please contact Guest Relations
at [email protected] or call
(757) 596-2222 to be placed on a waiting list.

Image credit: Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. Painting. Carl Röchling, artist. Date unknown. Public domain.
John Quarstein

John V. Quarstein
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December 3, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222