Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: Winter Lecture Series: The Civil War at Sea
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Admission: $12.50/museum members; $17.50/advance; $20 at the door
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org or Janie Meneely, 443 786-0463
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 12, 2013
The Civil War at Sea
Acclaimed naval historian Craig L. Symonds, PhD, will offer a masterful history of the Union and Confederate navies, a little-discussed and greatly undervalued aspect of the U.S. Civil War. Placed within the broader context of the emerging industrial age, Symonds will discuss Lincoln's blockade of the South, a vast campaign involving 500 ships and 100,000 men; the important siege of Charleston, which would last three years and involve 40,000 men and 60 warships; and the remarkable cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, a round-the-world voyage of 58,000 miles, during which she captured 38 prizes – mostly after Lee had surrendered.
Dr. Symonds is Professor Emeritus of History at the United States Naval Academy and the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including many on American naval history. He is author of The Civil War at Sea (2010) and, most recently, The Battle of Midway (2011). He is the first person to win both the Naval Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” and “Excellence in Research” awards.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present the sixth in a series of ten presentations for the Museum’s Winter Lecture Series on Thursday, February 21 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance, until February 21 at 4 p.m., online at www.amaritime.org for $17.50 (non-members) and $12.50 for members. Tickets at the door are $20.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime historyand culture to environmental and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org