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Columbus in Muscogee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Boats

 
 
Confederate Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
1. Confederate Boats Marker
Inscription.  
Located on the bank immediately to
the north was the C.S.A. Naval Yard. The
facility which built the ironclad
Ram "Muscogee" and renovated the
gunboat "Chattachoochee." Sunk in the
river in 1865, these boats were
salvaged during the 1960s and are now
preserved in the James W. Woodruff, Jr.,
Confederate Naval Museum. The
Columbus Iron Works, which was
operated by the C.S.A. Navy, produced
boilers and steam engines which
powered these boats.

 
Erected 1983.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 32° 27.401′ N, 84° 59.708′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker can be reached from Front Avenue south of West 6th Street. Located between the railroad tracks and the Chattahoochee Riverwalk (below). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Front Avenue, Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
View of marker (on left) with Chattahoochee River in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
2. View of marker (on left) with Chattahoochee River in background.
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marker. Confederate Supply (here, next to this marker); Frontier Wars (here, next to this marker); Battle of Columbus (here, next to this marker); Horace King (1807 - 1887) (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Greene Bethune (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (within shouting distance of this marker); Soft Drinks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mass - Produced Ice Machines (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Regarding Confederate Boats. The Confederate Naval Museum is now located at 1002 Victory Drive and is known as the National Civil War Naval Museum. It houses both Union and Confederate ships and artifacts.
 
Confederate Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
3. Confederate Boats Marker
CSS Muscogee aka CSS Jackson image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - US Dept of the Navy - Naval Historical Center.
4. CSS Muscogee aka CSS Jackson
The former Columbus Iron Works. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 4, 2017
5. The former Columbus Iron Works.
Now the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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