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Civil War Lecture:
Battle of Trent’s Reach

January 28 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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.

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

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.

John Quarstein

John V. Quarstein


Advance registration is required whether attending the lecture in person or online.
 
Attending in person?
This program is free with $1 admission, and free for Mariners’ Museum Members. Seating is limited, and chairs will be spaced out for social distancing in compliance with current CDC safety protocols for COVID-19.
 
Watching remotely?
This program is free to watch online, and you can register below.



Civil War Lecture:
Battle of Trent’s Reach
Friday, January 28, 2022   12 PM (ET)

This Civil War lecture will take place in person in the Museum’s McMullen classroom and livestreamed simultaneously.

Image credit: A sketch by Alfred Waud dated February 11, 1865, from Harper’s Illustrated showing the Confederate fleet breaking through the boom at Trent’s Reach. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Pre-registration is required.
For additional assistance, questions or support, please contact us at: [email protected].

Can’t attend?
No problem! Many of our programs and lectures are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.

Details

Date:
January 28
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://marinersmuseum.org