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The former C.S.S. Atlanta sails from the Philadelphia Naval Yard to join the Union fleet as U.S.S. Atlanta

Crippling and capture of the C.S.S. Atlanta off Savannah, Georgia, June 17, 1863, artist's impression, detail
02/11/1864
The 770 ton ironclad CSS Atlanta had been damaged and captured off Savannah, Georgia on June 17, 1863.  Salvaged and brought to the Philadelphia Naval Yard, she was refitted, rearmed, and commissioned on February 2, 1864 as the USS Atlanta. She operated for the rest of the war in the James River, supporting operations against Richmond.  Sold after the war to the Haitian Government, she sank with all hands in December 1869. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 813.

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