CSS GEORGIA IS RECOVERED FROM THE SAVANNAH RIVER

Above: An illustration of the CSS Georgia in its glory. The ship was too heavy to move in the water so it was permanently anchored at the entrance of the Savannah river to fire upon Union Ships.

Above: An illustration of the CSS Georgia in its glory. The ship was too heavy to move in the water so it was permanently anchored at the entrance of the Savannah river to fire upon Union Ships.

The CSS Georgia, an Ironclad warship in the Civil War was anchored to the entrance of the Savannah river when it was sunk by the Confederates just prior to Sherman's capture of the city.

A 730 million dredging project has been underway for two years to make the Savannah river deeper to allow larger container ships to enter the part that make it through the Panama Canal.

In this video made in July of 2015 we witness the canons being recovered from the ship.