CSS Georgia Artifacts
Parker Brooks, a conservator working under contract to preserve and catalog items recovered from the CSS Georgia, displays leg irons removed from the Civil War ironclad. The leg irons kept recaptured deserters at their post on board the ship. Workers will send the item to a laboratory at Texas A&M University for x-ray and removal of encrusted material. Brooks, also a graduate student from Texas A&M, photographs and catalogs each piece retrieved by divers working in the river. The Corps of Engineers must remove the remains of the CSS Georgia from the bottom of the Savannah River where it has rested since 1864 when its crew scuttled the ship. Artifacts will be shipped to Texas A&M 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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