Civil War Lecture Series CSS Manassas

November 23, 2017 - 02:30 pmNovember 23, 2017 - 02:30 pmNovember 18, 2017, 2:30pm - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Mariners Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606

Admission

  • FREE with Museum Admission: $10.00-15.00

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.