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CSS Macon

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Sternwheel Gunboat:
  • Built as the wooden steamer SS Ogeechee, date and location unknown
  • Fitted out for Confederate naval service at Savannah, GA., early in 1864, LT. J. S. Kennard, CSN, in command
  • Name changed to CSS Macon, 3 August 1864, reporting ready for duty, although still lacking a full complement
  • Three days after Savannah capitulated on 21 December 1864, Macon departed for Augusta, GA., where she remained until the end of the war
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 150'
    Beam 25'
    Depth of Hold 10'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement 40
    Armament, 6 guns
    Propulsion steam

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