- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Officials say a relic from a Confederate ironclad ship has been removed from the Savannah River.

The Army Corps of Engineers says a CSS Georgia cannon was removed from the Savannah river Wednesday after spending 150 years at the bottom of the river.

Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Billy Birdwell says the cannon weighed roughly 1,000 pounds and is the first of two that is being pulled from the water as part of the Savannah port expansion project.

Birdwell says more than 100 cannonballs are also in the river and will be removed. Birdwell says two other cannons were removed from the river in 1986.

Officials say Confederate soldiers intentionally sank the CSS Georgia as Union troops approached Savannah in December 1864.

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