CSS Muscogee - a ship also referred to as CSS Jackson after the legendary Confederate general, and until recently presumed to have been a centerwheel ironclad steamer - was begun at Columbus, Georgia during 1863-64. Her unusual casemating and dimensions prevented a successful launching and she remained incomplete through the end of the war when she was burned to prevent her capture by a contingent of Union cavalry. A wreck discovered in 1961 has cast doubt on the traditional theory of her propulsion, which strongly indicates twin-screw machinery. The hull is currently on exhibit at the The James W. Woodruff Gallery, National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, Georgia.
Part of the text is incorporated from the United States Navy's Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, a work in the public domain.