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The Battle of Mobile Bay

Friday, August 2, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In Person | Virtual

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Painting of Battle of Mobile Bay


John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

This August 5, 1864 engagement closed the final major Confederate port on the Gulf of Mexico. After a fierce battle was fought between the two highest ranking officers of the Civil War, Admirals Franklin Buchanan and David Glasgow Farragut gave their all to achieve victory; still, the Union superior fleet prevailed. “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!”

Registration information:

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

John V. Quarstein

In person

Free for Museum Members.
Included in $1 admission.


This lecture is livestreamed
and free to watch online.

Contact Us

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Guest Relations
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(757) 596-2222

Image credit:

“Battle of Mobile Bay, Passing Fort Morgan and the Torpedoes.” J.O. Davidson, artist. The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 1945.0424.000001.

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