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 icebreaker Enoch Train was captured early in the war by the privateer CSS Ivy and was then transformed into the ironclad ram CSS Manassas . Commissioned on September 12, 1861, the ram was the first Confederate ironclad. Manassas fought at the Head of the Passes on October 12, 1861, and was destroyed by USS Mississippi during the Battle of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip on April 24, 1862.