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The Black Diamond Disaster Weekend – An American Civil War Event
April 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Head to St. Clement’s Island Museum for a weekend commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the American Civil War – the Black Diamond Disaster. Weekend includes ceremony, free boat rides, free museum admission, folk music performance, and more.
On April 23, 1865, eighty-seven (87) lives were lost when the barge Black Diamond and the steamer Massachusetts collided in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth.