Voices will bless her in long years to come.
July 8, 1831 Died in Atlanta, Georgia August 16,1888. ORIGINATOR OF COCA-COLA
The Confederate Naval Museum is the national and international clearinghouse of information on the Confederate Navy, in which was the genesis of modern naval warfare. At the start of the war the South, with few shipyards, naval engineers, sailors, or heavy industries, had to improvise to compete with the well supplied Union Navy.
Museum displays the development an operation of the naval mine, submarine, and battleship; all trace their first practical deployment to the Confederate Navy.
Exhibits display the salvaged remains of two entirely different Confederate warships: The 225 foot long ironclad ram C.S.S. Jackson and the 130-foot long steam/sail powered gunboat C.S.S. Chattahoochee. Both the Jackson and the
Chattahoochee were salvaged in the early 1960’s
Mounted by Camp Benning, U. C. V. August 1898.
This flag hangs inside the museum.
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Historic Columbus Foundation 1980.