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A Rare Recovery: CSS Georgia

The Confederate Ironclad Ram 'Georgia' Line engraving published in The Soldier in Our Civil War, Volume II, page 31, depicting CSS Georgia, an ironclad floating battery that served in the defenses of Savannah, Georgia. Despite the caption included in the original image, this vessel was not a ram. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

By Dr. Alexis Catsambis Archaeologist and Cultural Resource Manager Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch My work is unique. I am an underwater archeologist, part of a team actually, responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken military craft. While there is no typical …

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George Washington: Living his Legacy


Editor’s Note: While most of us stateside were lighting sprinklers, grilling out and watching fireworks, USS George Washington Sailors were on watch protecting and defending the freedom we hold so dear. That didn’t keep them from the festivities though! Not only did they celebrate our nation’s birthday, but also their …

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