Fort Fisher

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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Raising the CSS Georgia-- Part 1: Serving On Her a Miserable Experience

From the August 12, 2015, Virginian-Pilot/ by Dianna Cahn.

Not the best possible assignment.  that had to have been the thought of the poor sailors stationed aboard the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Georgia on the Savannah River in Georgia.  If they had any ideas for glory, it wasn't going to happen on this ship.  What they were on was "a leaky, broiling iron box with engines too weak to maneuver the powerful currents of the Savannah River.

So the ship sat immobile on the river opposite Fort Jackson, her guns pointed downriver toward the Atlantic and her men were just miserable.  At least she served as an obstacle to keep the Union fleet from sailing up the river to take Savannah.

--Old B-Runner

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