• Explosion on the CSS Chattahoochee

    The gunboat CSS Chattahoochee¬†sank at Blountstown during a severe storm on May 27, 1863. It was Florida’s greatest naval tragedy of the War Between the States (or Civil War). The¬†Chattahoochee, named for the river on which she was built, was a powerful warship that mounted six heavy guns, was more than 110 feet long and […]