Civil War Lecture: Commerce Raider CSS Florida
Time & Place
The Mariners' Museum and Park
August 15, 2020, 2:30 p.m.100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
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- The Mariners' Museum and Park
Presented by John V. Quarstein, director emeritus, USS Monitor Center
FREE with $1 Museum admission
One of the most successful Confederate commerce raiders, CSS Florida, attacked Northern merchant ships throughout the Atlantic Ocean. Lieutenant John Newland Maffitt captained the sloop of war until illness forced him to turn over command to Lt. Charles Morris. But the raider was captured by the USS Wachusetts in Bahia, Brazil. Later, Florida was sunk off Newport News Point, Virginia, on November 28, 1864.
The lecture will be held in a classroom in the Museum. Please confirm room location upon check in at Visitor Services. Reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited.