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CSS Georgia artifacts on display at Coastal Georgia Center

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The public got the chance Wednesday night to see artifacts recovered from CSS Georgia. 

The Civil War ironclad sunk in the Savannah River in 1864. Since 2015, archaeologists have been excavating the site. 

Wednesday's event was held at the Coastal Georgia Center, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. 

"The artillery was amazing; the cannon, some of the unknown artifacts. A nine-inch Dahlgren cannon, 9,000 pounds, 10-feet long...we had no idea it was there," said Stephen James, Lead Archaeologist, CSS Georgia Recovery. 

The recovery project has been ongoing for three years now because it wrecked right in the shipping channel, preventing Savannah harbor deepening. Now, the recovery project is 100-percent complete. 

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