Civil War ship in inland Georgia

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.

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2 responses to “Civil War ship in inland Georgia

  1. Thanks for the comment on the Water Witch and Port Columbus. We are continuing to work on the ship and are looking at putting some original 32 pounders on it next week. Keep checking the blog on our home page for updates on the ship’s activity. Let me know when you make it here and I’ll see that you get the cook’s tour.
    Bruce Smith

  2. mlynchhistory

    Will do! Thanks for the update.

    –ML

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