Georgiana Discoveries

Georgiana Shipwreck MapGeorgiana Shipwreck Map

Georgiana Shipwreck Map

Map by Dr. E. Lee Spence showing wreck of the Civil War steamer Georgiana, lost March 19, 1863, off present day Isle of Palms, South Carolina. Map includes a cross section of the part of the Georgiana’s hull.

This dispatch Charles Francis Adams told of the inspection of the steamer Georgiana before it left Glasgow. Adams was the American ambassador to Great Britain and the grandson of President John Adams and the son of President John Quincy AdamsThis dispatch Charles Francis Adams told of the inspection of the steamer Georgiana before it left Glasgow. Adams was the American ambassador to Great Britain and the grandson of President John Adams and the son of President John Quincy Adams

This dispatch Charles Francis Adams told of the inspection of the steamer Georgiana before it left Glasgow. Adams was the American ambassador to Great Britain and the grandson of President John Adams and the son of President John Quincy Adams

Dispatch regarding the loss of Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana giving the location of the wrecksDispatch regarding the loss of Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana giving the location of the wrecks

Dispatch regarding the loss of Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana giving the location of the wrecks

Dispatch regarding the loss of Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana giving the location of the wrecks. Page 649 Volume 14 of the Official Records Union & Confederate Navies, photo © 210 by Edward Lee Spence.


Georgiana “Gone With The Wind” Relic CertificateGeorgiana “Gone With The Wind” Relic Certificate

Georgiana “Gone With The Wind” Relic Certificate

The pin on this notarized certificate was part of the Georgiana’s cargo of munitions, merchandise and munitions. Pins were extremely scarce during the Civil War and are mentioned in numerous books, including Gone With The Wind.

Admiral Dahlgren next to one of the big guns aboard the USS flagship Wissahicken. He was the designer of the gun, which bore his name.Admiral Dahlgren next to one of the big guns aboard the USS flagship Wissahicken. He was the designer of the gun, which bore his name.

Admiral Dahlgren next to one of the big guns aboard the USS flagship Wissahicken. He was the designer of the gun, which bore his name.

These waters may hide the missing Confederate Gold…These waters may hide the missing Confederate Gold…

These waters may hide the missing Confederate Gold…

Could the missing Confederate gold be hidden in these waters?


“Wreck of the Georgiana: Mystery Ship of the Confederacy” by Dr. E. Lee Spence“Wreck of the Georgiana: Mystery Ship of the Confederacy” by Dr. E. Lee Spence

“Wreck of the Georgiana: Mystery Ship of the Confederacy” by Dr. E. Lee Spence

Trenholm – Old City JailTrenholm – Old City Jail

Trenholm – Old City Jail

ORN, Volume 15, ORN, pp 658 and 659 re: loss of the Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana.ORN, Volume 15, ORN, pp 658 and 659 re: loss of the Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana.

ORN, Volume 15, ORN, pp 658 and 659 re: loss of the Mary Bowers on the wreck of the Georgiana.

Photo copy of reports on pages 658 and 659 of Volume 15 of the ORN telling of the loss of the blockade runner Mary Bowers by running aground on the wreck of the Georgiana. From the private archives of Edward Lee Spence.


Georgiana relics certificates and booksGeorgiana relics certificates and books

Georgiana relics certificates and books