Civil War Lecture: Samuel Dana Greene, Hero of USS Monitor

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  • Civil War Lecture: Samuel Dana Greene, Hero of USS Monitor
    • The Mariners' Museum and Park

      September 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

      100 Museum Drive
      Newport News, VA 23606
    • Phone: 757-596-2222
      Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
      Website: Click here to visit us online

Description

An 1859 graduate of the US Naval Academy, Samuel Dana Greene was serving aboard USS Hartford when the Civil War erupted. Greene volunteered for service on USS Monitor and was named that ironclad’s executive officer. The young lieutenant commanded the turret during the Battle of Hampton Roads. Due to the wounding of Lt. John Worden at the end of the engagement, Greene was named Monitor’s commander for one day but was later replaced by Lt. Thomas O. Selfridge Jr. Greene continued to serve in the Navy until he committed suicide in 1884, reportedly brought on by his service on Monitor.

 

Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below.