CSS Chattahoochee – Confederate gunboat
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The story of the C.S.S. Chattahoochee is commemorated by a monument in Linwood Cemetery, to the loss of crew members due to a boiler explosion on May 27th 1863. A 30-foot section of the stern and steam engines of the Chattahoochee were recovered from her namesake river in 1964 where the vessel was scuttled by Confederate forces in 1865. A rare surviving example of Confederate shipbuilding, Chattahoochee represents the innovative and resourceful improvisation of the Confederacy as it built a fleet of river and coastal-defence gunboats and ironclads during the Civil War. Chattahoochee’s stern is displayed at the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Centre.
Ian Dewar