CSS Georgia Artifacts
A piece of Civil War ironstone pottery (foreground) illustrates the many types of artifacts yet to be recovered from the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia, currently resting on the bottom of the Savannah River. Ironstone was a common pottery used during the era and may have been used to prepare or serve meals aboard the ship. Other yet-to-be identified artifacts line a table used by archeologists diving on the vessel. The crew of the CSS Georgia scuttled the ship in 1864 as Union troops entered Savannah. The Corps of Engineers must remove the remains of the CSS Georgia from the bottom of the Savannah River in order to increase the depth of the shipping channel. Artifacts recovered from the Georgia will be shipped to Texas A&M University for further study and preservation under a contract awarded as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Billy Birdwell.)

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Photo by: Billy E. Birdwell |  VIRIN: 150226-A-JH002-017.JPG