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Civil War Lecture: Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough, USN

April 13, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough, USN

Presented by John V. Quarstein, Director Emeritus, USS Monitor Center

Lecture begins at 2:30 PM

Civil War lectures are free with Museum admission, but reserving a seat is suggested as seating is limited. Reserve seats below.

Louis Goldsborough was appointed a midshipman when he was seven years old. During the Seminole Wars, he took a leave of absence to command a company of mounted volunteers. Besides being a fearless officer, always ready to fight our nation’s enemies, Goldsborough was also a noted scientific officer; and he served as superintendent of the US Naval Academy. During the Civil War, he was named commander of the North Atlantic Blockade Squadron. Unfortunately, his inability to understand iron plated warships and his ineffective efforts in supporting the 1862 Peninsula Campaign revealed Goldsborough’s inherent weakness when appointed to such a high-level leadership position.


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April 13, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222