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Mississippi Marine Brigade-The Amphibious Civil War
January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Learn about one of the most unusual units to fight in the Civil War
Join us on Wednesday, January 26 at 1:00 PM on Facebook for a livestream hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in by visiting facebook.com/CivilWarMed at the scheduled time.
Director of Education John Lustrea and Director of Communications Tracey McIntire will share the fascinating story of the Mississippi Marine Brigade, a special unit under the personal command of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The Brigade specialized in amphibious assaults against Confederate guerilla troops along the Mississippi River. Learn about the establishment of this unique unit and some of their daring exploits.
John Lustrea is the Director of Education and the Website Manager at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He earned his Master’s degree in Public History from the University of South Carolina. Lustrea has previously worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park during the summers of 2013-2016.
Tracey McIntire earned her BA in English at Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. She is Director of Communications at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, an interpretive volunteer at Antietam National Battlefield, a Historical Interpreter at South Mountain State Battlefield, and an active Civil War living historian, where she portrays a woman soldier in various guises.
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