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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Civil War Medal
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Blockade runner Edith was purchased by the Confederate Navy at Wilmington, N.C., in 1864
CSS Chickamauga stood out to sea, 28 October 1864, LT. J. Wilkinson CSN in command, for a cruise north to the entrance of Long Island Sound, thence to St.
Georges, Bermuda, for repairs and coal
Chickamauga took several prizes before returning to Wilmington, 19 November 1864
During the bombardment of Fort Fisher, 24-25 December 1864, a portion of Chickamauga's crew served the guns at the fort
Although not immediately engaged in defense of Fort Fisher, the ship rendered further aid in transporting ammunition
She lent support to the fort when it was bombarded again on 15 January 1865
Final Disposition, after the evacuation of Wilmington, Chickamauga went up the Cape Fear River where she was sunk by the Confederates
Displacement 585 t.
Depth of Hold 14'
Speed 17 kts.
Armament three rifle cannons
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||Wash drawing CSS Chickamauga by Clary Ray, 25 June 1897. This ship was originally the blockade running steamer Edith
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 59630. Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, D.C.
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
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