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The Civil War’s First POW

Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In Person | Virtual

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Black and white portrait


John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

Lt. John Lorimer Worden’s first Civil War assignment was to deliver secret messages to the Federal fleet off Pensacola, Florida. His actions helped to save Ft. Pickens for the Union; however, they resulted in Worden being captured. This made him the war’s first prisoner of war, and he was not exchanged until November 1862.

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

For additional assistance, questions, or support:

Guest Relations
[email protected]
(757) 596-2222

Image credit:

John L. Worden. The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 1969.0193.000001.

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