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Civil War Lecture: Torpedoes
October 28 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Torpedoes: Infernal Machines
Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center
Without a navy when the Civil War erupted, the Confederacy sought new technologies to defend their ports and rivers. Consequently, they developed a system of torpedoes, which aided their defense, sinking several Union ironclads, gunboats, and transports.