Type: Civil War Gunboat
Length: 141 feet
A 30-foot section of the stern and steam engines of the Confederate gunboat Chattahoochee were recovered from her namesake river in 1964 where the vessel was scuttled by Confederate forces in 1865. A rare surviving example of Confederate shipbuilding, Chattahoochee represents the innovative and resourceful improvisation of the Confederacy as it built a fleet of river and coastal defense gunboats and ironclads during the Civil War. Chattahoochee's stern is displayed next to the remains of the Confederate ironclad ram CSS Jackson at the Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center. Exhibits include reconstructed full-scale sections of the USS Hartford, USS Monitor and CSS Albemarle which also features an ironclad ship combat simulator. A world-class Civil War naval flag exhibit opened in 2005. Exhibits include items from many Civil War-era ships and naval episodes.
CSS Chattahoochee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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