Civil War Lecture Series: Torpedoes: Infernal Machines

Virginia Living Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • FREE with Museum Admission: $10.00-15.00

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center
Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 2:30 p.m.
Free with Museum Admission
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.