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Civil War Lecture: CSS Manassas
November 18, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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.