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Civil War Medal
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.
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Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Jones, John Pembroke||1861 - 31 March 1862|
|02||PILOT Ten Broeck, John D. ||31 March 1862 - 1863|
|03||First LT. Pelot, Thomas P.||1863 - 1864/td>|
|01||MASTER'S MATE Oliveira, William D.||1864 - 12 December 1864|
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