Here’s a nifty outdoor exhibit for you. Last weekend the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Georgia unveiled a full-scale replica of the USS Water Witch, a blockader captured by a Confederate raiding party near Savannah in 1864. The story of its capture is one heck of a tale—check out the account on the NCWNM’s website. It’s like something out of a nineteenth-century version of Tom Clancy.
I didn’t know much about the museum until I ran across the Water Witch news story, but now that I’ve scoped out the exhibits online, I think I’m going to have to take a trip to Columbus.