Preliminary Results Of The Data Recovery Project of the CSS Georgia

Author(s): Stephen James; Gordon Watts

Year: 2016


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, in partnership with the Georgia Ports Authority, is proposing to expand the Savannah Harbor navigation channel on the Savannah River.  As designed, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will consist of deepening and widening various portions of the harbor. Previous surveys identified the remains of the CSS Georgia, a Civil War ironclad-ram within the Area of Potential Effect, and as proposed, the SHEP would adversely affect this National Register of Historic Places listed site. In 2015, and under contract to the Savannah District, the remains of the CSS Georgia were fully archaeologically documented and systematically recovered by Panamerican Consultants in concert with the US Navy, Supervisor of Salvage and the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2. This paper will present the preliminary results of this recent Data Recovery Project.

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Preliminary Results Of The Data Recovery Project of the CSS Georgia. Stephen James, Gordon Watts. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434311)


Temporal Keywords
Civil War

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 849