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Bryan County Historical Markers

Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville
  • Location: Fort McAllister

DESTRUCTION OF THE C.S.S. NASHVILLE

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 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.

Georgia Historical Commission 1963