Army Corps archeologist with piece of CSS Georgia
Photo Credit: Jason Okane, USACE
Julie Morgan, a staff archeologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District, stands next to a 5,000-pound piece of the CSS Georgia, a Civil War ironclad scuttled in the Savannah River, in 1864, near Savannah, Ga. The Corps, aided by divers and salvage operations teams from the U.S. Navy, retrieved this piece of the CSS Georgia during a test operation, Nov. 12, 2013. Removing the remains of the CSS Georgia is an environmental mitigation feature as part of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, a plan to deepen the Savannah shipping channel from 42 feet to 47 feet.
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