Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners’ Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
Late summer 1862: the Confederates were determined to take the war into the Border States to obtain supplies and recruits. As Robert E. Lee marched into Maryland, two Confederate armies, commanded by generals Braxton Bragg and Edmund Kirby Smith, launched the Heartland Offensive in Kentucky. The two generals did not cooperate very well, which resulted in the Battle of Perryville being fought only by the armies of Union General Don Carlos Buell and Braxton Bragg. Bragg’s failure to defeat Buell put an end to the invasion.