Drone Footage Captures CSS Georgia Recovery Activity.

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Title

Drone Footage Captures CSS Georgia Recovery Activity.

Subject

CSS Georgia

Description

Drone Footage Captures CSS Georgia Recovery Activity.  DVIDS. This drone footage was taken from Old Fort Jackson where the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia is currently being recovered adjacent to the fort from the barge in the Savannah River. The imagery was captured during the “CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival,” a public event held July 25, 2015 at Old Fort Jackson in Savannah, Ga. More than 1,300 people attended this free event. The festival highlighted the ongoing recovery of the CSS Georgia, and its history. Underwater archeology is currently taking place in the river where the vessel was scuttled, and where the barge in this video is positioned. About the CSS Georgia: The historical vessel was an ironclad gunboat built in Savannah for the Confederacy in 1862. The vessel was used as a floating battery anchored at Fort Jackson to protect the City of Savannah from a Union naval approach. Confederate troops scuttled the vessel in December 1864 during the approach of General William T. Sherman's Union troops.

Creator

USACE, Savannah District

Date

8/6/2015

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Citation

USACE, Savannah District, “Drone Footage Captures CSS Georgia Recovery Activity.,” The MUA Collection, accessed November 26, 2022, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1748.