IN PERSON AND LIVESTREAMED
This Civil War lecture will take place in person in the Museum’s McMullen classroom and livestreamed simultaneously.
Advance registration is required. Seating is limited to 12, and chairs will be spaced six feet apart for social distancing in compliance with current CDC safety protocols for COVID-19. Although not required, wearing a mask is highly encouraged while attending this lecture in person.
About the presentation:
The Confederate James River Squadron consisted of three ironclads – CSS Fredericksburg, CSS Richmond, and CSS Virginia II – commanded by Flag Officer John K. Mitchell. On January 23, 1865, the squadron was sent to attack the huge Union supply base at City Point, Virginia. The Confederates dueled with the federal Fort Brady near Chaffin’s Bluff; however, they could not reach their objective. The Confederate fleet was then destroyed on April 3, 1865, as the Confederacy collapsed. Trent’s Reach was the last major naval engagement of the Civil War.
Attendees are welcome to send any comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk.
Pre-registration is required.
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