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CSS Resolute

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • Built as the tug Resolute in 1858 at Savannah, GA.
  • Entered Confederate service in 1861, operated as a tow boat, transport, receiving ship, and tender to CSS Savannah
  • 5 and 6 November 1861, CSS Resolute in company with CSS Savannah, CSS Sampson, and CSS Lady Davis harassed Union forces preparing to attack Port Royal Sound, S.C.
  • In early November Resolute helped evacuate the garrison of Fort Walker and spiked the Confederate guns at Pope's Landing on Hilton Head Island
  • Resolute in company with CSS Sampson attacked Union vessels at the mouth of the Savannah River, 26 November 1861
  • On 12 December 1864 while in company with the gunboats CSS Macon and CSS Sampson attempted to destroy the Charleston and Savannah Railway bridge spanning the Savannah River
  • Resolute was disabled by colliding with the two gunboats during their retreat
  • Final Disposition, run aground on Argyle Island on the Savannah River and captured Union soldiers and taken into Federal service.
    Displacement 322 t.
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 35
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    CSS Resolute
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Jones, John Pembroke1861 - 31 March 1862
    02PILOT Ten Broeck, John D. 31 March 1862 - 1863
    03First LT. Pelot, Thomas P.1863 - 1864/td>
    01MASTER'S MATE Oliveira, William D.1864 - 12 December 1864
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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