• Gettysburg National Military Park


    National Military Park Pennsylvania

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  • 01/19/2014

    Naval operations on the Mississippi
    Location: Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center | Map Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Gettysburg National Military Park Contact Phone Number: (717) 334-1124, ext. 8023

The Civil War in 1864
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2014

Today's Program: "Damnd the Torpedoes!"- Admiral Farragut at Mobile Bay, with Karlton Smith

Ever since the capture of New Orleans, in April 1862, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut had set his eyes on the city of Mobile, AL and especially Mobile Bay. This was last major haven for blockade runners on the Gulf Coast. Finally, in August 1864, Farragut and part of his West Gulf Blockading Squadron, with help from the Army, will have their chance to close off Mobile Bay. This would prove to be the last major naval engagement of the war and the last major naval engagement in which wooden ships played a prominent part. The Age of Sail was coming to an end .

This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m. in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 9 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett

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