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A Rare Recovery: CSS Georgia

150710-N-XJ695-057 SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 13, 2015) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Kevin Butler plunges into the waters of the Savannah River in support of the salvage of Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia. Navy Divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU2) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6 are working in conjunction with archaeologists, conservationists, Naval History and Heritage Command, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a project directed by Naval Sea Systems Command Supervisor of Salvage and Diving to salvage and preserve CSS Georgia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)

By: Dr. Alexis Catsambis, Archaeologist & Cultural Resource Manager, Naval History and Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch My work is unique. I am an underwater archeologist, part of a team actually, responsible for the management, research, preservation, and interpretation of the U.S. Navy’s sunken military craft. While there is no …

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