Data Recovery of the CSS Georgia

Author(s): Stephen James

Year: 2018


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 within the Area of Potential Effect, and as proposed, the SHEP would adversely affect this National Register of Historic Places listed site. Under contract to the Savannah District, in 2015 and again in 2017, 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 Donjon Marine Salvage. This paper will highlight the results of this recent Data Recovery Project, along with the technologies and methods that made the recovery possible.

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Data Recovery of the CSS Georgia. Stephen James. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441250)

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Temporal Keywords
Civil War

Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 491