“The Hunley sinks the Housatonic” Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Date: 
February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location: 
Richmond
Event Type: 
Lectures
Contact: 
Kelly Hancock
Email: 
khancock@moc.org
Address: 
1201 E. Clay St.
Phone: 
(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 February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley made history by sinking the Screw Sloop of War USS Housatonic as it lay off the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.  This, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, was lost after its success and not found until 1995.  It was raised in August, 2000, and is, today, at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center at the old naval base located in North Charleston. Join Public Relations Manager Sam Craghead for this lunchtime talk.