CSS Georgia update: Delays raising the ironclad… for a good reason

I’ve mentioned the project to recover the CSS Georgia a few times here on the blog.  What has been recovered has been, to say the least, impressive.  Savannah’s WTOC reported that over 8,000 artifacts had been recovered as of the first days of June. The project belongs to the US Army’s Corps of Engineers.  ButContinue reading “CSS Georgia update: Delays raising the ironclad… for a good reason”

O/T… HMAS Perth wreck stripped by salvagers (A warning about Civil War wrecks, sites?)

This is a bit off topic for “To the Sound of the Guns” and the sort of news item I prefer to send over to my pal XBradTC.  However, I think this is a story those interested in Civil War shipwrecks, and beyond that even Civil War battlefields, should take interest. On Friday the AustralianContinue reading “O/T… HMAS Perth wreck stripped by salvagers (A warning about Civil War wrecks, sites?)”

Batteries in the Marshes: The Defenses of Savannah, Part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s post, I’ll first turn to the improvements to the fortifications directed by General P.G.T. Beauregard in October 1862. Although after his initial, but brief September 1862 inspection, Beauregard considered the defenses well placed, after the detailed inspection in October, he found many issues with gun placement in the works.  Beauregard called forContinue reading “Batteries in the Marshes: The Defenses of Savannah, Part 2”