John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center
About the Lecture
As Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War, Gideon Welles’s leadership helped the Union win the war. Thanks to Welles’s dynamic drive, the US Navy went through a tremendous expansion to enable the blockade to succeed.
Attendees are welcome to send comments or questions to John, and he will answer them following his talk.
Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.
Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission
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