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Civil War Lecture: CSS Manassas

November 18 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

CSS Manassas

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

Built on the hull of the tug boat Enoch Train, the Manassas was designed as a one-gun ironclad ram. While conceived to serve as a privateer, she was commandeered by the Confederate Navy. The Manassas attacked the Union blockade at Head of the Passes on October 12, 1861, but she fought the USS Mississippi and was sunk on October 24, 1862, near Fort Jackson, Louisiana.

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Date:
November 18
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org