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Lecture Series – Dwight Hughes
July 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Unlike Anything That Ever Floated: The USS Monitor and the Battle of Hampton Roads
Join us for the continuation of The Cannon’s Lecture Series in the Tap Room at Brass Cannon Brewing Co on Wednesday July 27th at 3:30 PM.
Lieutenant Commander Dwight Hughes will be visiting to take us on an in depth journey into The USS Monitor and The Battle of Hampton Roads.
The USS Monitor was an ingenious but hurried response to both the imminent threat of the Confederate ironclad, CSS Virginia (ex USS Merrimack), and to the growing prospect of international intervention backed by powerful British or French seagoing ironclads. The United States had no defenses against either menace. This presentation takes Monitor from her inception in the mind of her brilliant inventor through the dramatic first clash of ironclads at Hampton Roads.