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Georgia


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal

Ironclad Floating Battery:
  • Built in 1862-63 at Savannah, GA
  • Placed under the command of LT. W. Gwathmey, CSN
  • Georgia was employed in defending the river channels below Savannah
  • Final Disposition lacking effective locomotive power the Confederates burned and destroyed her during the evacuation of Savannah on 21 December 1864
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 250'
    Beam 60'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement 200
    Armament four 9" guns
    Propulsion none

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    Georgia 75k Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1863, depicting the Georgia, the ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah GA.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58721
    Tommy Trampp
    Georgia 102k Line engraving published in "The Soldier in Our Civil War", Volume II, page 31, depicting Georgia, an ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah, GA.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 58722
    Tommy Trampp
    Georgia 117k Divers watch as a section of Georgia is successfully lifted from the harbor floor at Savannah on 12 November 2013.
    Photo from the US Naval History and Heritage Command Archaeology Branch
    Tommy Trampp

    Georgia
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)

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