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Capture of the USS "Water Witch" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, March 2003
Capture of the USS "Water Witch" Marker
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-51 — Capture of the USS "Water Witch"
In May, 1864, the USS "Water Witch" (80 officers and men and 4 guns), Lt. Comdr. Austin Pendergrast, USN, was on patrol duty in Ossabaw Sound. On the 31st, Flag Officer Wm. W. Hunter, CSN, assigned Lt. Thos. P. Pelot, CSN, to command a boat . . . — Map (db m5945) HM
Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 5 — Confederate Savannah
The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 brought years of festering political differences between Southern and Northern states to a head. In mid-January 1861 Georgia delegates voted to secede from the Union. The April 1861 bombardment and surrender . . . — Map (db m19676) HM

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