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Georgia (1862-1864)

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CSS Georgia, a 250-foot long ironclad floating battery, was built at Savannah, Georgia, in 1862. She was used to protect the river approaches to Savannah during 1863-1864. On 21 December 1864, Georgia was destroyed to prevent capture when Union land forces threatened to take the city.

This page features our only views of the Confederate ironclad floating battery Georgia.

Photo #: NH 58721

"The Rebel Iron-clad 'Georgia'"


Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting the CSS Georgia, an ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah, Georgia.



Photo #: NH 58722

"The Confederate Ironclad Ram 'Georgia'"


Line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume II, page 31, depicting CSS Georgia, an ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah, Georgia. Despite the caption included in the original image, this vessel was not a ram.



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