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Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville

 
 
Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2008
1. Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker
Inscription. The swift Confederate blockade runner Nashville ( renamed Rattlesnake) was destroyed by the monitor Montauk, February 28, 1863, after she went aground on a sandbar in a hairpin bend of the Ogeechee River. The engagement was a three- way battle with the guns of the fort ( McAllister) firing on the Montauk and the Montauk concentrating on the Nashville. The wreck of the Nashville lies in the direction of the arrow, approximately 1200 yards.
 
Erected 1963 by Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Location. 31° 53.39′ N, 81° 11.939′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Fort McAllister Road. Touch for map. Located at the Fort McAllister State Park and Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.S.S. Nashville (here, next to this marker); Sinking of the CSS ''Nashville (Rattlesnake)" (a few steps from this marker); Fort McAllister The Naval Bombardments (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McAllister The Assault From The Rear
Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. John McCrady (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John B. Gallie (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Cat (within shouting distance of this marker); Machinery From The C.S.S. Nashville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Also see . . .  Naval Historical Center home page. CSS Nashville (1861-1862) (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker and assorted parts image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville Marker and assorted parts
The C.S.S. Nashville image. Click for full size.
4. The C.S.S. Nashville
The Nashville was a 1221-ton side-wheel steamer built in New York. She was converted to blockade runner by the Confederacy in 1861. Later she was rated a "privateer." Her destruction here at Fort McAllister proved Savannah's waterways were no haven, even under the fort's guns.

[From the U.S. Navy Historical Center Collection]
USS Montauk a Passaic Class Monitor image. Click for full size.
5. USS Montauk a Passaic Class Monitor
The Montauk was a 1335-ton Passaic Class monitor. Ironically, built she was built at close to the same yards the Nashville had been built before the war. The Montauk later participated in an April 7, 1863 bombardment of Charleston, S.C. At the end of the war, the ship was used by a party examining John Wilkes Booth's body.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 24, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on September 19, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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