Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free
Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures,
entitled "The Battle of Mobile Bay" on Tuesday, July 15th from 1:00 - 1:45
pm in Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's Rachel Carson
Room (*please note the new program location*).

Through the early morning mist of August 5, 1864, a fleet commanded by
Admiral David G. Farragut attempted to pass though the Confederate defenses
which guarded Mobile Bay.  The bay was a lifeline of the Confederacy to the
outside world.  The forces defending the bay were well aware of the dire
consequences if the fleet entered and commanded entry and exit to its
waters.  The resulting battle proved of paramount importance to the
blockade proclaimed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1861.  The aftermath of
this battle firmly cemented Farragut's name as one of our nation's
legendary naval officers.

We invite you to join Park Ranger Brad Berger as he discusses the Battle of
Mobile Bay.  This Union victory, extensively covered by the Northern press,
was a significant boost in Abraham Lincoln's bid for re-election three
months after the battle.

All that are interested are invited.  The Rachel Carson Room is located in
the basement level of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior
Building, next to the Interior Department's cafeteria.  The Stewart Lee
Udall Department of the Interior Building is located at 1849 C Street, NW
in Washington.  Space for the program is limited so please go to the
following link to register:

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at
[log in to unmask] for more information about this program and/or
directions.   For more information about DOI Library resources and
services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at

We hope to see you on July 15th!

George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services
1849 C Street, NW, Room 2262, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
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