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CSS Muscogee
CSS Muscogee
The incomplete CSS Muscogee shortly after her launching on the Chattahoochee River
Career Naval ensign of the Confederate States of America (1863–1865)
Name: CSS Jackson
Launched: December 22, 1864
General characteristics
Type: Ironclad Ram
Displacement: 2000 tons
Length: 223.5 ft (68.1 m)
Beam: 56.5 ft (17.2 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Armament: Four 7-inch Brooke Rifles; two 6.4-inch Brooke Rifles; two 12 pounder boat howitzers.
Armor: 4 inches of plate iron over 20 inches of White Oak

CSS Jackson was an ironclad ram built for the Confederate States Navy during the American Civil War.

The CSS Jackson was known as Muscogee until she was launched; after that all surviving Confederate records refer to the ship as the "ironclad ram Jackson."

She was built in 1862 at Columbus on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, and then launched and commissioned in December 1864.[1] The Columbus Naval Iron Works supplied the machinery used aboard the Jackson. The ship faced setbacks that ultimately prevented her from entering service and engaging the Union blockade.[2]

On 16 April 1865, while still needing fitting out, the incomplete CSS Jackson was set ablaze, then scuttled by Wilson's Raiders right after the Battle of Columbus, Georgia. Her remains were raised a century later, during the 1960s, from that portion of the river inside the boundaries of Fort Benning; she was then placed on exhibit at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus.

BibliographyEdit

  • Inscoe, John C. (2011). The Civil War in Georgia: A New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion
    University of Georgia Press
    . pp. 305. ISBN 9780820341385.
     , Book
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). Civil War Navies 1855–1883. The U.S. Navy Warship Series. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-97870-X. 
  • Still, William N., Jr. (1985). Iron Afloat: The Story of the Confederate Armorclads (Reprint of the 1971 ed.). Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 0-87249-454-3. 
  • Sullivan, Buddy (2010). Georgia: A State History
    Arcadia Publishing
    . pp. 208. ISBN 9780738585895.
     , Book

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