Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center
Lecture begins at 2:30 PM
On April 4, 1862, Union General George Brinton McClellan began his march up the Virginia Peninsula to capture Richmond. The next day, his 121,000-strong army’s path was blocked along the Warwick River and before Yorktown by the 13,000-man Army of the Peninsula, commanded by Confederate General John Bankhead Magruder. Magruder created an illusion of greater strength causing the Union advance to be delayed for one month. This helped defeat McClellan outside the Confederate capital.
Join Quarstein after the lecture for a signing of his book, Seige of Yorktown at the Museum’s gift shop.RSVP Here