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The Last Days of CSS Virginia

Friday, May 10, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

In Person | Virtual

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John V. Quarstein
Director emeritus of the USS Monitor Center

About the Lecture

President Lincoln came to Fort Monroe, Virginia on May 6, 1862, to motivate Major General George B. McClellan and his Army of the Potomac forward toward Richmond. While in Hampton Roads, he organized the capture of Norfolk, Virginia. His leadership resulted in the destruction of CSS Virginia. This action opened the riverine door to Richmond and supported McClellan’s advance against Richmond.

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.

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Image credit:

“Destruction of the Rebel Monster Merrimac off Craney Island,” Currier & Ives. The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 1933.0491.000001.

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