Civil War Lecture: CSS Manassas

July 14, 2020 - 02:30 pmJuly 14, 2020 - 03:30 pmJanuary 4, 2020, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606


  • Free with Admission: $1.00

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

The icebreaker Enoch Train was captured early in the war by the privateer CSS Ivy and was then transformed into the ironclad ram CSS Manassas. Commissioned on September 12, 1861, the ram was the first Confederate ironclad. Manassas fought at the Head of the Passes on October 12, 1861, and was destroyed by USS Mississippi during the Battle of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip on April 24, 1862.

Free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. The lecture will be held in a classroom in the Museum. Please confirm upon check in at Visitor Services the classroom and location of the lecture.