"The Alabama Lowers the Boom on the USS Hatteras" Brown Bag Lunch Talk

January 18, 2013 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Event Type: 
Kelly Hancock
1201 E. Clay Street
(855) 649-1861

Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others.

On the night of January 11, 1863, the famous and most feared of the Confederate raiders, the CSS Alabama, under the command of Captain Raphael Semmes,  lured the Union warship USS Hatteras away from its position guarding a Union position off Galveston, Texas.  After the Hatteras had pursued the strange ship flying British colors far enough from the rest of the enemy fleet, Semmes turned on the Hatteras and sunk her.

Join Museum Public Relations Specialist Sam Craghead for this free talk that will tell this story as well as some modern information about the remains of the USS Hatteras. Bring your lunch to the Museum and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.