Historic Markers Across Georgia

Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville

Marker ID: GHC 
Location: At Fort McAllister
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 53.342    W 081° 11.981
  31.889033    -81.19968
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1QZ1
Destruction of the C.S.S. Nashville  Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud


The swift Confederate blockade runner NASHVILLE (renamed RATTLESNAKE) was destroyed by the monitor MONTAUK, February 28, 1863, after she went aground on a sandbar in a hairpin bend of the Ogeechee River. The engagement was a three-way battle with the guns of the fort firing on the MONTAUK and the MONTAUK concentrating on the NASHVILLE. The wreck of the NASHVILLE lies in the direction of the arrow, approximately 1200 yards.

Georgia Historical Commission 1963


Wikipedia - CSS Nashville (1861)

Wikipedia - USS Montauk

Wikipedia - Fort McAllister