Charleston Harbor Civil War Conversation

April 10, 2013 - 12:15pm - 12:45pm
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Josie Butler
205 Main Street
(855) 649-1861

Every second Wednesday of the month, the Museum of the Confederacy and the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park are partnering to bring the Civil War Sesquicentennial to Appomattox. Each month, a knowledgable speaker will lead a discussion on a topic or event's 150th anniversary. The talks will take place upstairs at Baine's Books and Coffee.

As campaigns to decisively defeat the armies of the Confederacy met with consistently disappointing results in the first two years of the War, Federal forces turned their efforts to a naval attempt to subdue the defenses of Charleston, SC. and compel that city's surrender.  On April 7, 1863, a flotilla of Federal ironclad vessels engaged Confederate defenders located in fortified positions protecting the approaches to Charleston Harbor.  At the end of the day, the Federal Navy experienced the same sting of disappointment as that of their Army counterparts.  Join Jim Godburn of the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park as he discusses this important battle fought at the mid-way point of the War and its effects on tactics and strategy going forward.

Admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase at Baine's Books and Coffee (Outside lunches are not permitted).