“General Lee moved up the river from this point nearly to Ebenezer Creek…”: Federal joint operations on the Savannah River, January 1865

The roots of the Naval War College and our modern joint warfare training come from an obscure, often overlooked operation on the Savannah River in January 1865. The operation featured the unlikely situation where a Federal steamer named “General Robert E. Lee” linked up with forces under the command of Major-General Jefferson C. Davis.