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Civil War Lecture: Confederate Secretary of the Navy Stephen Russell Mallory

May 30 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

Lecture begins at 2:30 PM

Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below.

The lecture will be held in a classroom in the Museum. Please confirm upon check in at Visitor Services the classroom and location of the lecture.

Prior to the Civil War, Stephen Mallory was a senator from Florida and chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Naval Affairs. In February 1861, Confederate president Jefferson Davis named Mallory Secretary of the Navy for the Confederacy. He created a navy out of virtually nothing, and used new, innovative weapons such as rifled cannons, torpedoes, rams, and ironclads. Mallory was one of the most effective Confederate cabinet members.



May 30
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


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