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Civil War Lecture:
CSS Alabama – Roll, Alabama, Roll!

August 6, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


Advance registration is required.

Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the lecture:
The British-built CSS Alabama, commanded by Capt. Raphael Semmes, was the most successful of all Confederate commerce raiders. The cruiser captured or burned 65 Union merchant ships and the sidewheeler gunboat USS Hatteras. After two years of roving the seas searching for prey, Alabama required major repairs and was put into Cherbourg, France. There the sloop of war USS Kearsarge, commanded by James Winslow, engaged and sank Alabama on June 19, 1864.

Civil War Lecture: CSS Alabama –  Roll, Alabama, Roll!
August 6, 2021 • 12 p.m. (ET)

Image credit: The Battle of the U.S.S. “Kearsarge” and the C.S.S. “Alabama.” Oil painting, Edouard Manet, artist, 1864. Courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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August 6, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT


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