Tag: Civil War
Mutiny at Sea: Death and Destruction on USS Somers
Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
John V. Quarstein share details about why USS Somers was known as a “hard luck ship.”
Evolution of Naval Ordnance
Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he presents on how the advancement of naval armament in the 19th century revolutionized the way ships were built.
Notable Native American Civil War Leaders
Friday, November 4, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
John V. Quarstein presents the incredible stories of two Native American leaders in the Civil War: General Stand Watie, CSA, and Colonel Ely Parker, USA.
Beware, Torpedo Boats!
Friday, October 14, 2022 12:00 PM
John V. Quarstein will share proof of the power of iron over wood, and how the Civil War introduced another lasting change to naval warfare - the power of torpedoes.
War of the Pacific: The Naval War
Friday, September 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Hear from historian John V. Quarstein when he tells of the Naval War of the Pacific and the Chilean ironclad Huȧscar.
20th Anniversary of USS Monitor’s Turret Recovery
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of raising the famous ironclad’s gun turret off the ocean floor, where it sat for 140 years. Just like the innovative weapon, this feat was revolutionary. The divers, archaeologists, engineers - the US Navy, NOAA, and countless others, worked together to accomplish this mission. This video celebrates all of these people who made this happen!
BEYOND THE FRAME: Something to Remember
In this episode, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the recovery of USS Monitor's turret - a story told through this work, a tale to be proud of - to pass on, and something to remember.