Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Nashville entered Charleston Harbor April 12, 1861, as the Civil War began. She was purchased by the newly formed Confederate States Navy for $100,000. She was the first vessel commissioned by the Confederate States Government and the first to fly a Confederate flag in England.
She entered South Hampton England, November 21, 1861, after capturing and burning the Union ship Harvey Birch.
The C.S.S. Nashville, renamed the Privateer Rattlesnake, came to an end of blockade running on February 28, 1863. Trapped in the Ogeechee by a sandbar at low tide, the guns of Fort McAllister could not protect her and within an hour the Union Ironclad Montauk had sunk the Confederate vessel.
Location. 31° 53.39′ N, 81° 11.939′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia Touch for map. Located at the Fort McAllister parking lot, near visitor center for the state park. 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. Destruction of the 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 ( 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.
More about this marker. ( Upper Left Picture )
( Upper Right Picture )
From Tangled Machinery and Charred Relics,by Chance, Chance & Topper, 1985
(Lower left picture)
From a short History of Naval and Marine Engineering by Eng. Capt. Dagar C Smith, 1937
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From Tangled Machinery and Charred Relics,by Chance, Chance & Topper,
C.S.S. Nashville Specifications
• Length- 216 feet • Draft- 12 feet • Displacement - 1,500 tons
• Engine - One side lever, two 32 feet side wheels
• Coal Bunkers - 185 tons capacity • Speed - 14 knots (12 miles )
Also see . . . CSS Nashville. was a brig-rigged passenger steamer (Submitted on October 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.