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Rebel Batteries and Union Forts: Defending Hampton Roads

Friday, February 16, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

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drawing of Fortress Monroe


John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

In March 1862, both Union and Confederate armies had established major fortifications to protect their side of Hampton Roads. Many of these defensive works were involved in the Battle of Hampton Roads and subsequent actions during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign. Fortifications like Fort Monroe would serve as the base for all major Union amphibious operations during the Civil War.

John V. Quarstein

Registration information:

Location: Explorers Theater
Seating is limited. Advance registration is required.

In person

Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission.


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online.

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Image credit:
Fortress Monroe, February 1862. The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 1934.0969.000001.

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